The relationship between training methods and the occurrence of behavior problems, as reported by owners, in a population of domestic dogs

  title={The relationship between training methods and the occurrence of behavior problems, as reported by owners, in a population of domestic dogs},
  author={Emily Jayne Blackwell and Caroline Twells and Anne Seawright and Rachel A. Casey},
  journal={Journal of Veterinary Behavior-clinical Applications and Research},
Abstract In a questionnaire survey of dog owners, 88% of respondents' dogs had received some form of training. Training methods varied; 16% of owners said that they used only positive reinforcement, 12% used a combination of positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement, 32% used a combination of positive reinforcement and positive punishment, and the remaining 40% used a combination of all categories. Seventy-two percent of owners used some form of positive punishment. The mean number of… Expand

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