Positive reinforcement

Positive reinforcement in dog training can go by many names. Regardless of the terminology, the general theory behind this line of thinking remains the same.

So what exactly is positive reinforcement?

If you give your dog a reward (praise, play, food, toys) when he responds to you or offers an action or a behaviour that you like, then that behaviour is likely to be repeated.Your dog learns that good things happen to him when he does the thing you like. Positive-reinforcement teaching techniques use non confrontational methods to work a dog's brain and rewarding positive behaviour, establishing rituals and training actions that are incompatible with negative behaviour, and lessening a dog's anger and frustration and all while enabling the dog to feel good inside. If you reinforce a dog's desirable behaviours, there is less of a chance that she will indulge in other behaviours that you do not like.

 Decision-making is influenced without the use of force, and the dog's trust in the owner is not violated through threatening treatment.Using positive techniques to change undesirable behaviour requires that you first determine the cause of the behaviour and then figure out how to modify and change it by giving the dog the ability to learn and feel differently.