Positive Dog Training and Animal Actors, LLC

A positive reinforcement approach to animal training is the way to lasting behavioral changes.
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Positive Animal Solutions is a United Kingdom based educational organization with headquarters in . It was formed in 2007, to cater to the rising demands for study materials of and students in and training. It provides products which include, behavioral and training books, toys, and DVDs. In addition, the company hosts recognized public speakers from around the globe for conferences and seminars.
Positive Animal Training Solutions provides Dog Training services in Virginia Beach, VA.
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Alexander continues, "The meaning of 'purely positive' tends to vary according to who is using it. Some clicker trainers use it as a sort of marketing tool, perhaps to indicate that they eschew corrections and attempt to stick with positive reinforcement as much as possible ... Stay Positive Animal Training | Dog Trainer Denton TX | Lewisville TX
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I first learned about clicker training back in 2005. Knowing I was interested in it, a family member gave me the book Getting Started: Clicker Training for Cats by Karen Pryor for Christmas that year. I was immediately hooked, and so were my cats! Who knew you could teach cats tricks? (I didn’t!) A few months later I added two caique parrots to my household, and clicker-trained them from day one. Positive training made all the difference in integrating my parrots into my household, since, left to their own devices, parrots will make up their own entertainment, which usually consists of things like opening cabinets and tossing all of the contents onto the floor. Teaching my parrots tricks gave them a way to get my attention and earn tasty treats without wreaking havoc on my house, and gave me a way to redirect their energy and attention away from something I didn’t want them to do. When the clicker comes out, all of the animals in the house flock around hoping it’s their turn to be trained!In May 2010 I added a 7-month-old Standard Poodle to my menagerie. He was a typical untrained, high-energy, adolescent puppy, but with consistent, positive training he has become a wonderful member of the household. In July 2011 he earned his Canine Good Citizen certification, to my great pride! He also loves learning to do Agility.I continued to see places where I was convinced that the use of positive reinforcement could improve the lives of whatever animal it touched: I thought about all the pushing and pulling used with the horses at the barns where I had worked. I saw people dismiss the idea of training cats, somehow believing that they couldn’t be trained. I saw zoo animals and circus animals and wondered how they were treated when no one was looking. I watched “bratty” kids in supermarkets get all the wrong messages from their well-meaning parents. I read about how animals learned behavior in the wild, and I longed to be able to work with exotic species.Stay Positive Animal Training offers positive, animal-friendly behavior solutions for people and their pets. I work with most species of pets, specializing in dogs and parrots.When there is an emphasis on positive reinforcement, training becomes a shared experience that leads to a powerful bond of trust and cooperation. When teaching is done without force, the animal is choosing to work toward something and becomes a willing and eager participant in the training process. The relationship between animal and human is not damaged but is enhanced with every lesson. It is an unspoken agreement between animals, fulfilled through action: the teacher takes on the responsibility to teach the animal what to do. The animal then has the opportunity to learn what behavior is rewarding to offer to the human. This interaction is far less stressful and much more enjoyable for both student and teacher.A mature trainer that understands the principles of learning and has the mechanical skills necessary to work hands-on with their student, knows how to get an animal to offer the behaviors they want, by choice, without using force of any kind. Changing behavior through positive reinforcement is not the same as changing behavior through an aversive, or punishment-based procedure. An “aversive” is defined as anything an animal will work to escape or avoid. If one has never seen the power of positive reinforcement in action, it can be hard to believe that you can teach an animal to offer you behavior you want when you want it, without relying on aversive strategies. But it does work, and it works with accuracy and reliability.