The narrative which many behaviorists and trainers promote that response via the treat based learning script represents a "like minded state" and that relational change is advancing and unwanted behavior is diminishing is simply not always true. In fact the further you take training from the level of an intervention the more likely that response is disconnected from change. Those who market learning as some sort of new age science are the same type of people who would waste years living with a narcissist before finally coming to the realization that the person was merely going through the motions and really didn't give a damn about them. The issue with how behaviorists and others promote this script is that they are so blinded by their ideology they can't separate themselves from it. This is the reason why dogs are medicated and written off as having some sort of genetic defect when they don't conform to this script. I would really encourage those seeking answers to check out my videos on my site. They will help you navigate this and other critical issues which could impact how successful you are with your dog.
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.