Originally Posted by Gallien Jacks
hehe know its not that easy, but i will never understand people who are not willing to learn, do they really think they know all?
Not even a year ago, I was a member of another forum. When I first got there, everyone was bashing training with a choke. And it just seemed liek EVERYONE clicker trained. At that time I had always been taught that there was only one right way to train, and that was my dog training instructors way. I had even been told by them that clicker training was not training, but bribing. They told me that good trainers don't have to use treats to make their dogs listen(ya, the only need to make the dog afraid of making mistakes
) So, when someone told me that I wasn't trainign the right way, I got mad and defensive. My dogs were doing good in agility and obedience. I always got compliments that my dogs listened to me well and that I was doing a good job training my dog for a kid. So, I was very confused as to why someone would tell me that I was being mean to my dog by training her with a choke. On that very same thread I was accused of being closed minded and stupid. I argued my points and refused to give in. I would not let them tell me that I was a bad dog trainer.
Was I being closed minded? Was I refusing to learn new things?