Dog-Training Techniques Depicted in Media Spark Concerns

Animal behaviorists decry use of punishment-based training methods.

Recent television and online programs showing punishment-based training methods for dogs, including the use of painful collars, are causing animal behaviorists and others to speak out. Many experts have also expressed concern about these shows’ promulgation of debunked notions of pack mentality and, by extension, alpha dogs. There are no dog packs with alpha leaders. […]
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