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PROGRESSIVE ZOOS NEVER USE AVERSIVE PUNISHMENT — SHOULD YOU? Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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BY LINDA MICHAELS, M.A. — DEL MAR DOG TRAINING

PROGRESSIVE ZOOS NEVER USE AVERSIVE PUNISHMENT — SHOULD YOU?

This series of blog posts recounts topics drawn from the Pet Professional Guild Radio Show, featuring Linda Michaels (2).



Question:
What are some of the benefits of using Positive Reinforcement (+R)?

Answer: The benefits of using Positive Reinforcement training with our companion animals are pretty much the opposite of the drawbacks of using aversive punishment.

Photo: DogPsychologistOnCall.com

Photo: DogPsychologistOnCall.com

Goodness, today, all progressive zoos and wild animal parks use management and positive reinforcement ONLY even with large and potentially dangerous animals. 

Surely, we can train our pet dogs without the use of aversive punishment, whatever the task.Read more

How to Train Your Wolfdog, with Linda Michaels, M.A. — Wolfdog Radio. Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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Radio interview with accompanying wolfdog slides by Del Mar Wolfdog trainer Linda Michaels, M.A. Discusses everything you need to know about socializing, raising, and training your Wolfdog to become a canine good citizen. Much thanks to my gracious hosts, George Stapleton and Samantha Tambor for the guest invitation to Wolfdog Radio. I am thrilled to be in the company of speakers that include, Dr. Ian Dunbar and Dr. David Mech.

http://www.dogpsychologistoncall.com/
http://www.ambassadorjourney.com/
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wolfdogradio/2015/02/16/canine-training-methods-positive-reinforcement-with-linda-michaels-ma

Linda Michaels, “Dog Psychologist,” M.A./Psychology a Top Ten Rated U.S. Dog Trainer — Del Mar Dog Training, may be reached at 858.259.9663 (WOOF) or by email: LindaMichaelsPositively@gmail.com  for private manners/obedience instruction and behavioral consultations near Del Mar and the San Diego Coast.Read more

Wolfdog Radio Online with Linda Michaels, MA. Feb 15 5pm PST | 8pm EST — Learn to Train Your Wolfdog with Positive Reinforcement. Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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Listen to the Wolfdog Radio broadcast, with special guest, Linda Michaels, MA Psychology, and learn how to use the principles of Positive Reinforcement/ForceFree training to help develop a trusting, working relationship with your wolfdog. Linda outlines the techniques of Reward-based Training and Benevolent Leadership that you can use to get more of the behavior that you want, and less of the behavior that you don’t want. Find out how you can ameliorate some of the most common behavior issues with your beloved wolfdog. Learn to communicate with your wolfdog in a language he/she can understand through signals and manipulating resources. Discover the importance of ultra-early socialization and how to prevent and decrease fearfulness/shyness.Read more

Wolfdog Training with Linda Michaels — Meet Shiloh and Oka!. Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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Watch Linda Michaels, Del Mar Dog Trainer, train Wolf Ambassador Wolfdogs, Shiloh (9 months old) and Oka (8 months old) so they can help save our wolves in the wild by dispelling the myth of the “big bad wolf”. Shiloh and Oka are part of an educational project that provides lectures and demonstrations to the public

 

Linda Michaels, “Dog Psychologist,” M.A./Psychology a Top Ten Rated U.S. Dog Trainer — Del Mar Dog Training, may be reached at 858.259.9663 (WOOF) or by email: LindaMichaelsPositively@gmail.com  for private manners/obedience instruction and behavioral consultations near Del Mar and the San Diego Coast. Please visit us at DogPsychologistOnCall.com  Linda is the creator of the Hierarchy of Dog NeedsRead more

Video: Meet Wolfdog Journey! Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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If the thought of interacting with a wolflike creature makes your heart leap, meet wolfdog Journey!

Video by Linda Michaels, M.A., Del Mar Dog Trainer

Linda Michaels, “Dog Psychologist,” M.A./Psychology a Top Ten Rated U.S. Dog Trainer — Del Mar Dog Training, may be reached at 858.259.9663 (WOOF) or by email: LindaMichaelsPositively@gmail.com  for private manners/obedience instruction and behavioral consultations near Del Mar and the San Diego Coast. Please visit us at DogPsychologistOnCall.com  Linda is the creator of the Hierarchy of Dog Needs All rights reservedRead more

Meet Wolfdog Journey. Linda Michaels, M.A., — Del Mar Dog Training

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BY LINDA MICHAELS, M.A., DEL MAR DOG TRAINER – SPECIAL TO THE UT SAN DIEGO
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If the thought of interacting with a wolflike creature makes your heart leap, meet wolfdog Journey, A cross of a wolf and a domestic dog several generations removed, Journey was selectively bred for social-butterfly abilities and wolflike appearance. 

When he wags his tail, bobs his head and starts to wriggle, he’s saying, “Pet me!” People are joyfully surprised they can pet him. To hear Journey howl, Click Here.

Journey loves people, traveling and new challenges. His public appearances help to debunk the Big Bad Wolf myth and to raise awareness of our precious, endangered wolves in the wild, as well as those in rescues and sanctuaries.

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Linda Michaels, M.A. Psychology, Del Mar Dog Training, serves clients in Del Mar and San Diego County from La Jolla to Carlsbad, plus Rancho Santa Fe, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Linda Michaels was recently rated one of the top ten dog trainers in the United States, by Top Ten Magazine. Linda has a master’s degree in Experimental Psychology (Hons), and is the creator of the Hierarchy of Dog Needs™ (HDN). She focuses on the psychological aspects of dog behavior that often mirror human psychological conditions, such as: fear, separation/attachment disorders, and aggression toward humans and other dogs. She also teaches private, customized basic manners/obedience lessons for dogs of all ages and every breed.

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