Recently I have released several videos which provide commentary regarding Victoria Stilwell, Zack George and others who promote and market learning ideology as science based training. Considering that this garbage is the reason so many are struggling to overcome behavior issues with their dog it seems only fair that someone should offer a rebuttal and provide context as to what this ideology represents to dogs. The commentary provided on these videos is intended to offer a different perspective as to what is really happening beyond how things appear. The false narrative that is being promoted regarding dominance and learning is designed to bring focus onto the emotional needs of the owner rather than the relational needs of the dog. The reasons why this ideology works for some and not others is based on what is being promoted relationally to create change according to the needs of both owner and dog. Ultimately the success of any approach can be seen via how it influences the dog's decision making process and in turn unwanted behavior. The problem with treat and clicker based methods is that it leads many into making assumptions via response which simply are not true. The end result can be seen in lack of results, frustration and the blame game.
Dale McCluskey is a published author with 20 years experience in the dog training field including numerous awards, distinctions and achievements. Dale uses a one of a kind relational approach which offers hope for all dogs and owners.