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Many dog ​​trainers / whisperers claim to train non-violently – in fact, many methods are anything but non-violent. Animal welfare qualifier Dog trainer and behavioral adviser Petra Frey from Dogdialog gives tips on how to recognize a good and non-violent coach:

Common Violent Methods:

Kick in the kidney area

Use of a tightening collar

Force commands

leash jerks

Dogs scare

throw on your back


How do I recognize nonviolent training?

Often, hidden violence is used. It is not important what the person says, but what he does!

Work on punishment means …

… just an inhibition of behavior

… no alternatives for the dog

… anxiety / frustration / avoidance behavior develops

… can lead to a mismatch

… may lead to defensive behavior or learned helplessness

Positive dog training on the other hand means …

… understanding the causes of the problem

… work on the cause

… development of an alternative behavior

… motivation, creation of positive emotions

… no mismatch is possible

Consequently, only non-violent positive training is safe training!

Tips For the Dog School:

Always stay with your dog!

Dog-human training is the focus

Knowledge of the dog owner

Command structure is purely positive