Short Synopsis: “While positive training methods were preferred and were associated with performance success, there was a significant association between the maturation of the dog and the increased use of compulsive methods.” The more time a team trained, the more likely they were to succeed at certification.
Authors: Michael Ben Alexandera, Ted Frienda, Lore Haug
Publication: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Volume 132, Issues 3–4, July 2011, Pages 152-159
Publication Date: July 2011
Applies To: Training methods for working dogs
Sample Size: 177, online survey
Limitations/Drawbacks: Online survey