Force free dog training - no choke, no prong, no pain!
Okay listen. My dog’s mother was a Timberwolf mixed with a fuckin’ akita. Her father was a German Shepherd. She is strong willed to say the least and so strong that I couldn’t take her on walks. We were kicked out of 3 different puppy preschools and obedience training places and told she was untrainable.
This was until we got a prong collar for her. It mimics what a mother dog does to her puppies when they are doing something wrong (bites the scruff) and she began walking on a leash perfectly and not overpowering me. We walked her with it for A WEEK and after that she does not pull at all and listens to commands.
Also, anyone with a headstrong breed dog knows that you have to flip them over to assert dominance if they show any sort of aggression or negative behavior that you deem totally unacceptable. It’s the only way they know “oh I fucked up” because it’s what dogs do to each other. My pup is not abused.
FORCED BASED TRAINERS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE’S DOG, but for people that have strong willed and independent dogs, it’s the only thing that works when training a dog or breaking aggression.
It’s completely false that forced-based training is the only thing that works for “strong-willed” dogs or for “breaking aggression.”
Here’s just a couple of links on using positive reinforcement/force free training to curb aggressive behaviors and train high drive dogs:
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Importantly, using force-based methods actually increases the risk for aggression and bites, compared to non-aversive methods.
Plus, there are a number of other downfalls to force-based training as well that need to be considered.
Finally, the whole “asserting dominance” crap is completely bunk. I have a whole tag on it, actually. It’s not founded in science, unlike operant conditioning, and it puts people at a higher risk for being bitten.
Not to mention 75% of wolfdogs are not actually wolfdogs, so there’s a good chance it’s just a husky/malamute mixed with akita.