Why Positive Training is Better Than Negative Training

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Rewards-based training uses things the animal likes; including food, toys, play and praise whereas punishment-based training uses things the animal finds scary or painful as consequences. When punishment-based training is used, it can increase fear and stress for the animal; leading to problematic behaviors. In this video, Christine Michaud explains the difference between the two scenarios and why rewards-based training is always the better approach.

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  • Boarded veterinary behaviorist Dr. Amy Pike and her team have been caring for patients for more than 20 years.
  • Dr. Pike sees patients that deal with behaviors ranging from mild fears to extreme aggression, compulsive disorders and panic disorders.
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