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Backwoodsman BS: Domestication of Dogs (79* d) RE: BS: Domestication of Dogs 21 Aug 21

I’m not a fan of Cesar Milan’s methods - I don’t like the physicality, the poking, prodding, tapping, even pinning a dog down. It’s based on domination - ‘being the boss’ - whereas the methods trainers like Victoria Stilwell and Graham Hall are grounded in winning the dog’s trust and affection, and making him want to do as he’s asked.

Our dog, a Border Terrier, was trained using the ‘reward and praise’ methods, we’ve never had to get physical with him, or even raise our voices above normal conversation-volume - and this is a breed renowned for being single-minded, stubborn, and given to ‘selective deafness’.

Milan’s methods might suit some people, but I’m not one of them.

The usual disclaimers apply......IMHO, YMMV etc.

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