Darrin, Thanks for posting that Michael Ellis / Leerberg video again! You're right, it's perfect! What a great explanation and a dynamic speaker. The first time you posted it - in a different thread - I watched the first 3 mins and clients walked in and I forgot about it. It is long, but great. Hopefully the people who have questions about "rewards based" training will take 15 minutes to watch it.
Maybe we can kidnap him and make him create a retriever program.
Besides that, as I mentioned, from what I've seen (I don't know the guy), Ellis has no problem with aversive methods of training. He seems really good at early development and setting dogs up so that pressure down the line is minimized though.
I just like the clarity of his explanations, regardless of topic.
Last edited by DarrinGreene; 12-11-2012 at 08:17 PM.
This has been a great discussion:
However at the end of the day it's DOG TO THE LINE.
Show us what you have
May you pin all the marks and line the blinds!!
When I say, "always", I mean "almost always".
When I say, "never", I mean "almost never".
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