Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Clicker Training IS important!

A few weeks ago I posted about this Ian Dunbar clip discussing puppy training and how certain types of training are ruining puppies.

I was surprised that the clip did not get more attention from dog enthusiasts, but thought I must have missed some of those posts or been on the wrong lists. Or that clicker enthusiasts were great and were not reinforcing undesirable behavior.

Today, I woke up to an email from one of my favorite people. And in the email was this response page.


Crystal said...

Interesting. I must admit: I don't have the patience for videos. (I also don't watch much TV, so at least I'm consistent.) I can, however, read for hours.

I've been listening to Ian Dunbar's lectures at last year's APDT conference, though, and it sounds like similar stuff. It's an interesting perspective, but not one that speaks to me. I'll keep doing what I'm doing; my dog has no danger of losing her home.

Kristen said...

I agree on many your many points!

He has been talking about some of the same things for the last several years and while he can make it sound good and may make people think, I definitely don't agree!