New Take on Pet Training Without “Dominance”

New Take on Pet Training Without “Dominance”

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Jennifer Arnold pens book to debunk dominance theory of pet trainingThere can be no doubt Jennifer Arnold knows her stuff when it comes to training dogs. As the founder and CEO of Canine Assistants, Inc. in Milton, Arnold and her staff have taught thousands of pups to become service, companion and seizure response dogs for the handicapped.

Now Arnold has penned a book about her teaching philosophy and experience, Through a Dog’s Eyes.

In her much-anticipated book, she debunks popular dominance-based training methodologies, details her observations about the bond between man and animal and shares her method of “choice training,” based on positive reinforcement, a concept that rewards the dogs for good behaviors and gives the dog freedom to make the right decisions.

(READ the full story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution)