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Dog training methods: their use, effectiveness and interaction with behaviour and welfare

@article{Hiby2004DogTM,
  title={Dog training methods: their use, effectiveness and interaction with behaviour and welfare},
  author={E. Hiby and Nicola J Rooney and J. Bradshaw},
  journal={Animal Welfare},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={63-69}
}
Historically, pet dogs were trained using mainly negative reinforcement or punishment, but positive reinforcement using rewards has recently become more popular. The methods used may have different impacts on the dogs' welfare. We distributed a questionnaire to 364 dog owners in order to examine the relative effectiveness of different training methods and their effects upon a pet dog's behaviour. When asked how they trained their dog on seven basic tasks, 66% reported using vocal punishment, 12… Expand
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