I was surprised to find that Session 113 brought on a record amount of feedback! I got a lot of positive response, but some criticism as well. In this episode I respond to some of that, including a letter from someone who suggested that they were a trainer, and took issue with some of the content in session 113.
I wasn’t sure where in the show they heard it, but one part in particular was regarding Patricia McConnell’s teaching about counter conditioning, and that somewhere I suggested that they shouldn’t use her method. It turns out that I didn’t suggest that. I addressed that they had been coached to try that and it didn’t work.
Most of this advise is based on a few things; where in the training their dog is, their age, what approaches have been tried in the past and which have not. In some instances a tried and true approach doesn’t work, and alternative methods should be applied.
I’ll review it from a psychological approach and explain the intent and hopefully clear up some confusion on the subject.