There are so many dog training philosophies out there, all claiming to have the fix-all solution for dog behavior issues, all creating the “ideal dog,” and all seemingly contradictory to each other. One gives treats, while one insists treats don’t give dogs the right motivation. One propounds the theory that only positive reinforcement should be used, while others believe that too much praise is counterproductive. While each method and each theory can train a dog to a certain extent, very few philosophies have been proven to provide training that will withstand changes in circumstances, environment, and conditions.
Treats or no treats, collars or harnesses, toys or no toys, corrections or no corrections, electronic collars or no way? Truth is, almost every training styles, methods, and philosophies out there has pros and cons.