Originally Posted by CalamitysHuckleberry View Post
Thanks Beaumont, mmctaq turned me onto that. Very interesting indeed!
re: Article posted by Margot Woods, Sunday, January 03, 2010
Labels: dog training, dogs, service dog, trained dog
I personally liked what I read enough (last night) & it very much intrigued my interest, after researching the home page and the SOTD method was clear in my head, only after the second link to photos.
However - Your thread title, confused me, along with the initial post // I am so glad, this remarkable training info, didn't die on the grape vine...so to speak - thanks for sharing & your dober contribution. Now that mmctaq has been referenced
- to me it brings credibility.
- and I can say "she has forgotten, more than many will learn"...so I respect her views
WHEW and thanks. However, I stopped reading her blog when she started in on dominance. personally that's not the school of thought I use for training so I personally wouldn't use her. She may get results and others may have more info on this method. The dominance theory has been debunked many many times.
I train by showing my dog what to do and rewarding that behavior. It's just a different school of though. I don't typically train by force or manipulation (even if gentle). I don't use my leash to talk to the dog since most of my life my dogs are not on leash.
I tried "my" modified version of listed SOTD for 20 minute today, on our 4 month old Kelly, over the lunch hour...who can be somewhat of a wild girl, during kibble feeding time.
- Dad sitting on the computer chair // I corrected her with my voice pitch talk when needed plus my leash was completely relaxed, on pups neck
(I have no problem changing training methods, to suit the cause, had dobes since 1977)
When I released her, Kelly wasn't wolfing down kibble (any more)...so maybe 5 times slower intake...I WAS AMAZED !!
Rest of the afternoon, we were at my reno house project, and she was calmer, through the whole afternoon.
- enough that my carpenter thought the pup was maturing...LOL Even Cesar Millan’s (Dog Whisperer) went into dominance
...but I learned more from his soft techniques than any other dog training show, on TV.
- like to adapt the good, and abort the rest, I say // this POST, taught me another training TOOL (ThkU OP) !!