My methods are reward based and positive making the learning experience fun for you and your dog.
If your boss did not pay you, would you go to work? If your boss constantly berated you for your mistakes, but never praised you for your good work, would you like her very much? I doubt it. If you are that kind of "boss" to your dog, you could be ruining your relationship with a beautiful, loving, intelligent friend.
We all need motivation whether it be praise, money, or prestige. Dogs need to be motivated to work just like we do. Rewards are used to teach new behaviors. Dogs will work for food, attention, and other life rewards such as dinner, walks, petting, and games.
Positive Training Methods Are:
Principles of Positive Training
No Pull Harnesses
6 Foot Leash
NO choke chains (AKA training collars) prong collars,
or electric collars needed or used