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Yes, there are different schools of thought on dog training. This depends also on what the dog is being trained for. Trainers can use a method of positive reinforcement in order to train the dog. This method means that the dog is rewarded for achieving the behavior that you want - through doggy treats or love and affection. You can also teach dogs via negative reinforcement. This method gives dogs a negative association when he does a behavior that is not wanted and is not necessarily a bad thing. For instance, a puppy may be given a sharp "No!" every time he nibbles on his owner's slippers. Reputable trainers will use a method of training that instills trust and not fear in a dog.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|