It can be hard to know how to start training with your dog. Which methods to use, how often and what should you train?
On this page we have tried to compile important information both about which dog training methods has been scientifically proven to be the right ones to use, but also how you should train with your dog in order to get the best results and create a strong bond with you and your dog.
Fernandes, J. G. et al. 2017. Do aversive-based training methods actually compromise dog welfare?: A literature review. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 196, 1-12
Vieira de Castro, A. C. et al. 2020. ) Does training method matter? Evidence for the negative impact of aversive-based methods on companion dog welfare. PLoS ONE 15(12): e0225023.
Casey, R. A. et al. 2021. Dogs are more pessimistic if their owners use two or more aversive training methods. Scientific Reports 11: 19023