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Training Methods

The 4 Quadrants of Operate Conditioning (visualised)

We must first understand how dogs learn before we decide if balanced dog training is for you.

The 4 Quadrants Of Operant Conditioning is a Proven Terminology of how many animals learn including humans.
The Four Quadrants of Operant Conditioning (explained)

Balanced 

Compulsion

Compulsion training primarily utilizes:

Positive Punishment 

Negative Reinforcement

Draw-backs 

This style is not the clearest way of communication to our dogs for teaching them something completely new.

On the flipside, it is the most clear training style to communicate to the dog what is not a desireable behaviour.

Balanced training primarily utilizes:

Positive Reinforcement

Positive Punishment

Negative Punishment

Negative Reinforcement

Draw-backs 

This style is the most delicate by it making use and having access to an abundance of tools of all training methods / styles.

On the flipside, using more areas of The Four Quadrants Of Operant Conditioning allows this style to be more Multilingual of the communication between owner and dog.

Positive Only

Positive Only training primarily utilises:

Positive Reinforcement

Negative Punishment

Draw-backs

This style is not the clearest way of communication to to our dogs for correcting an undesireable behaviour.

On the flipside, it is the most clear training style to communicate what is a desireable behaviour.

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