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Studies show that positive reinforcement should be used to train dogs

A review on previous studies shows the harmful effects of punishment and negative reinforcement when training dogs: The effects of using aversive training methods in dogs—A review

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The history of dominance style training

This video helps give the facts of how dog training has been held back in comparison to the methods used for other animals. It is upsetting to see that it has taken some terrible experiences for owners and their pets

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Training Cats

Of course cats can be trained! Here is an example: People often think that cats can’t be trained. This may be due to the use of punishment and aversive techniques that have been incorporated into much of our animal training

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How to Contact Dr Sally Nixon

To arrange a consultation with Dr Sally Nixon, please visit "Help your Pet".

Alternatively, a referral can be organised through your local veterinarian.

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