The Force Free Dilemma

Truth and Myths in Modern Dog Training

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Imprint or Series:Dogs in Our World

About the Book

Dog training methodology is an increasingly hotly-contested topic. A vocal number of trainers insist that dogs should be instructed through exclusively positive reinforcement, and that training should be totally force free. Utilizing social media, force free training movement has grown into a lucrative, billion-dollar industry, but the consequences may outweigh the positives.
This book examines the current state of dog training in order to determine ethical alternatives to force free methods. Chapters cover the history of dog training, common myths, equipment, and the merits of balanced training methods that don’t dogmatically avoid occasional force.

About the Author(s)

Fallon Wilson is a neurodiverse service dog trainer from the Wirral Peninsula, England, UK. In addition to training service dogs, she writes science fiction books and humorous books about dogs.

Bibliographic Details

Fallon Wilson. Series Editor Brian Patrick Duggan
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9257-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5071-5
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Dogs in Our World