By Daniel Antolec
Years ago, puppy Samantha had come to me at eight weeks of age and, in a move that I thought would help both of us, I bought the best-selling dog training book of the time. The author explained many ways to punish your dog, and I tried them all. It is a choice I have regretted ever since, because even then I saw that it was damaging our relationship. I set the book aside and simply stopped using the aversive methods it expounded. Suddenly my relationship with Samantha improved and “problems” seemed to melt away. The brilliance of Project Trade is that simply removing aversives can quickly show the owner improvement…and hope. Read more.