Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance & Dogs

I recommend this video to all dog lovers and owners. This 36 minute documentary discusses the progression of dog training from the outdated punishment-based training methods to the modern-day positive reinforcement science-based dog training. Training over the years has evolved from a “relationship of conflict” to focusing on your dog’s needs and developing on a relationship based on trust, respect, and understanding.

This documentary has some of the field’s leading (current and former) voices of this movement such as Sophia Yin, Alexandra Horowitz, and Karen Pryor. Call it what you want: Positive Reinforcement, Science-Based, Force-Free. I share their beliefs and will continue my career focusing on these methods and using LIMA which means the least intrusive, minimally aversive strategy.

Enjoy!

Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance & Dogs