• Today I Was Called a Snowflake

    21 days ago - By Victoria Stilwell Positively

    A new study led by biologist Ana Catarina Viera de Castro of the Universidae do Porto in Portugal reveals that shouting at dogs and using punitive methods to train them does short and long term damage, while using reward based methods yields better results both for learning and emotional health.
    The study recruited 42 dogs from three schools that use reward based training methods such as food, toys and play, and 50 dogs from four schools that use punitive methods such as yelling, leash jerking and physical manipulation. Each dog was recorded during the first 15 minutes of three training...
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