Martin Richling Q&A

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The other thread has become nearly unreadable with the amount of off-topic rants, comments, and discussions. Mr. Richling has kindly agreed to answer our questions in a public forum.

To respect Mr. Richling and his time, I think this should only be questions and answers. NO DISCUSSION, NO RANTING, NO BASHING. You ask a question, Martin Richling answers. Simple as that.

If you want to argue, comment, or discuss, please start a new thread or add it to the other one.


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1) Martin, under which circumstances do you use aversive techniques?
 
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I use physicall corrections on dogs that are seriously attempting to bite humans or other dogs.
 
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I use physicall corrections on dogs that are seriously attempting to bite humans or other dogs.
So you never use physical corrections at any other point in your training?

You have just lied again. A student of yours that has been a member of chaz has spoken of your methods here before on the forum and I already know this is a lie. Strike two for you Mr. Richling.
 
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I meant that exactly as I wrote it. A dog cannot be without a stave.
Now, how the stave is used is where the true art of dog training comes in...
Boy...over in Europe this is common knowledge.
 

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You say in your book that dogs have to be "corrected" with a stave for bad behavior such as jumping on people or excessive chewing, but above you said you only use adversives for seriously attempting to bite humans or dogs. How do you explain this discrepancy?
 

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And has it ever occurred to you that can implement positive based behavioral modification techniques (desensitizing, conditioning, etc) for working with dogs that are either human or dog aggressive?
 
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I have been fully trained in positive reinforcement methods. I do positively reinforce my dogs but I use only praise and petting. No treats or balls, etc...
I have rejected treat training after a thorough learning of it because for my line of work the methods do not hold up under stress.
 

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You also speak in your book about giving "severe" physical corrections. How would you define a "severe" physical correction?
 

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I have been fully trained in positive reinforcement methods. I do positively reinforce my dogs but I use only praise and petting. No treats or balls, etc...
I have rejected treat training after a thorough learning of it because for my line of work the methods do not hold up under stress.
With whom did you train to learn positive reinforcement methods?
 
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A stave can be used to simply touch a dog, etc...all the way up to stopping an attacking dog. It is how (I SAY HOW) the stave is used that shows a trainer who knows what he or she is doing. I do not beat dogs. I correct them according according to their actions.
The dogs all love their handlers very much. Read the testimonies...
I do not know the person on the site who started all this. But if they would tell me what specific incident they are referring unto I would answer them.
 
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A "severe" physicall correction is what that individual dog perceives as a severe correction. Some dogs told NO! is enough severity for them.. It all depends upon the dog.
 

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You state in your book that if one under-corrects their dog by not using enough physical correction you hope that the dog "rips your face wide open". Do you really hope this?
 
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Yes, I do. Dogs are marvelous creatures that God created. And if you are to be so cruel as to under-correct it (which is like giving a child too little food) then I hope that dog corrects you back for your cruelty.
When you under-correct a dog you will raise its level of resistance to the corrections and you will make it WORSE than before as it winds up not obeying you. That is cruel...
 
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"No" is a correction...by the way, my dog Zadok was sent to me at 8 weeks of age from Holland. He is a Dutch Shepherd's dog. At 5 months of age he no longer needed a collar or a leash or a stave. He is now almost 4.
Has not been corrected in years. He is a happy dog. My system of training has all corrections going away in a short period with all that is left is a dog that loves its master and is totally obedient abd happy.
 
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