Does Owner Personality Affect Dog Training Methods?

Owner Attitude Intriguing findings from a study of personality, punishment, and dog behavior. From www.psychologytoday.com Research shows that using aversive dog training methods–like positive punishment–are associated with reports of increased problem behaviors such as fear and aggression. And research also shows a link between the personality of a dog owner and some aspects of the […]

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Position Statements

These position statements have been written by the APDTNZ committee. Breed Specific Legislation Date: 23 November 2016 It is the Association’s view that Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) is an oversimplification of the many factors that contribute to dog bite incidents and will in no way reduce the risk of future dog bites. (more)

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