Force-free training incorporates positive reinforcement techniques that encourage your dog by rewarding for the behaviour you want, and ignoring unwanted behaviour. Yes, punishment can work, but is difficult to use effectively and can irreparably damage your relationship with your dog. Fear and/or pain also inhibits learning, making training less effective, and can cause or increase aggression in dogs.
Rewards-based force-free training encourages your dogs to repeat behaviour that is rewarding and sets them – and you – up for success! We will show you how to determine what your dog finds reinforcing (food, toys, games, cuddles, life rewards etc.) and work with these to achieve your desired goals.