Training Tip: basics of positive training

Always focus as much time as possible on rewarding good behaviour and ignore or redirect bad behaviour.

As a positive-progressive company, we find ways to alter behaviour without negative responses. This means that when unwanted behaviours arise, we have two options: ignore or redirect.

As attention itself is sometimes rewarding, the easiest thing to do when your dog is misbehaving is to ignore them. One example is when a dog jumps up when you get home.

When the behaviour is potentially dangerous, or rewarding in and of itself, redirection is the way to go. For example, barking at the window gets your dog excited and amped up, you need to redirect that energy to another action.