Positive Dog Training Experts
There are a great many outstanding people who have contributed significantly to the increased awareness and acceptance of positive training methods. Below is just a small selection of my personal favourite experts and authors.
Pat is one of the many cross-over trainers, who after many years of successfully training with coercive methods, met a dog that made her questions her approach. She has since published one of the best dog training books, "The Power of Positive Dog Training", and runs her own dog training business.
The late David Weston may well be the pioneer of positive reinforcement training in Australia. He developed his own positive training approach after becoming disenchanted with traditional training methods. In 1976, he founded The Kintala Club in Melbourne. This club to this day still uses exclusively positive training methods, and offers one of the best run puppy classes around Melbourne.
There are of course many more who contribute to the growing pool of knowledge about positive dog training. Some of these are Pam Dennison, Melissa Alexander, Turid Rugaas, Andrea Arden, Emma Parsons, Leslie McDevitt, Ian Dunbar, Dr. Sophia Yin and Emily Larlham (kikopup on YouTube). Have fun exploring the fascinating and rewarding world of positive dog training!