Within my book, The Mind and Body Connection, I reveal the results of an 18 year study involving over 1000 dogs and owners. The focus of this study was on the effectiveness of this Interaction based method vs learning based model on influencing a dog’s decision making process / changing the perceptions of dogs and with diminishment of unwanted behavior. Many of these dogs had prior training via the learning based approach experiencing poor outcomes. Dogs and owners who experienced limited results within the learning based model (451) responded positively within the framework of this interaction based methodology. This study firmly establishes the role of influence with changing the perceptions of dogs based on an intentional interaction based method. The problems associated with motivating dogs to respond at the very beginning absent influence (interaction based) can also be established. The hard truth is that blame shifting has become normalized based on the popularity of the learning based approach and pervasive culture than has been established by those who advocate this idea (Balanced and Force Free Trainers) I would encourage anyone seeking answers to take a serious look at this one of a kind original source system of training.
Additional information regarding this study is in my book The Mind and Body Connection.
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