Pictured below, President, Heidi Wise, places first in AKC obedience!
At Coddled Creatures we use only humane positive reinforcement behavior modification methods. We don't use aversion methods or choke collars. In fact we use the word "cue" as opposed to the dominance based word "command". You may have heard of such techniques as jerking on the leash to stop pulling or spraying a bitter spray in a dog's mouth for jumping. These methods are harsh and yes they may work temporarily, but our dog training methods are humane and will make you feel good about training your dog and its fun! Our methods are based on the learning theory of operant conditioning.We do not use choke collars and, as you will discover, they are not necessary and are ineffective. There is also a common misconception that if you use food to train your dog that you will always have to use food to capture their attention and to perform the requested behavior. This is untrue as food will not always be necessary, however dogs are motivated by what's in it for them, not because they want to please us. The myth that dogs want to please us has been perpetuated for years and is the conclusion that is drawn when we humanize dogs. Dogs really don't care about pleasing us! They are motivated by what is in it for them! So get used to carrying treats and toys as motivators!Pictured above is Heidi Wise, President demonstrating weave pole agility to a local community.
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