Training positive was developed as an internet resource of video tutorials that teach scientifically grounded dog training techniques. We promote positive reinforcement and force-free dog training methods. We believe that any behavior exhibited by any dog can be modified without the use of pain that is involved in aversive training techniques. We are committed to standing behind these claims by demonstrating the power of positive training. We know that dogs do better when they are encouraged to move towards desirable behaviors instead of being compelled to moving away from unpleasant consequences. We value building a relationship with dogs that is based on trust, respect, and patience because the end result is a better behaved dog who is consistent, reliable, and far more obedient.
In the past few decades, the field of behavioral psychology has revealed that all living beings adhere to principles of learning that govern all our behaviors. However, we fail to clearly see these principles in action and use them to our advantage. Training positive aims to change this by translating behavioral science and dog psychology into simple and practical strategies anyone can do at home with their dog. Our current focus is on providing high quality video content directly to our audience to help fill the knowledge gap that has become increasingly polluted with misinformation and bad advice. We hope that you will join our cause and support our efforts by sharing what you have learned with others.
Watson is a yellow Labrador retriever. He was born on May 2nd, 2017. He is featured in my newer videos and can be seen learning to perform various behaviors. He enjoys fetch, using his nose, and long car rides. He is an especially friendly dog with an eagerness to learn and work. He approaches training tasks with confidence and has flourished under positive reinforcement training. Watson will continue to be featured in a video series that will be available in the upcoming year on YouTube.