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January 21, 2024 67 mins
In a recent episode, we were joined Matthias Lenz, a distinguished source in the dog training community. His evolution from a simple dog walker to a training director for puppies aiding the visually impaired is remarkably inspiring. Matthias joined us to address a critical issue within the dog training community: the division between the +R (positive reinforcement) and balanced training methodologies. His unique viewpoint highlights the urgent need for unity and understanding in this specialized field. Matthias's journey serves as a significant source of knowledge about the dog training community's internal conflicts. He voiced concerns regarding the escalating divide between the +R and balanced training factions. The +R community, proponents of positive reinforcement techniques, often hesitates to recognise the benefits of balanced training methods. Matthias points out that this discord impedes the development of a more holistic and effective dog training approach. Matthias underscores the necessity of open-mindedness within the dog training community. He contends that both +R and balanced trainers possess valuable insights. Nevertheless, the +R community's reluctance to collaborate with balanced trainers creates a formidable obstacle. This mindset restricts the flow of ideas and techniques that could advantageously serve both dogs and their trainers. Matthias's advocacy for a unified approach in dog training is a vital step towards fostering a more inclusive and efficient environment. Recognising the strengths of both +R and balanced training methods can lead to the development of more versatile and adaptable training strategies. It's essential for the dog training community to unite, share knowledge, and strive towards the shared goal of enhancing the lives of dogs Further details looking for great dog trainers and supporters of the canine paradigm? Below is a vast array of people and business’s who stand by us, donate to our running costs and do great things for the canine community. Glenn runs and has almost everything canine related at, Canine Evolution or Pet Resorts Australia Pat has a full range of coaching and dog training services at Operant Canine You can support our show and get extra content right here on our Patreon page. Everything goes into keeping the show running and we love all the wonderful people who are part of that community. If you’re not sure how, just ask us. You can get our full range of our Merch at our Teespring store here You can help us by spreading the word amongst the canine community or even suggesting a special guest to interview. If you need to find out how to listen to our podcast, go here We have a YOUTUBE channel that you can subscribe to now If you enjoyed the podcast, please review us on Itunes, spotify and any other podcast directory Details on joining the IACP can be found here. If you’re not in it you should be! Understand? Check out Dogs Playing for Life! A rescue process changing dogs lives across the USA For more details on how to help our friends at Peggy’s Promise, you can find all the details on how to do that on their website. They are our rescue charity of choice. Support our supporters Narelle Cooke’s raw feeding guide for dogs here. Narelle has her own podcast on all podcast directories called Natural Health for people and pets. Check it out in person. Looking for the best, human grade supplement range for your dogs? Check out Canine Ceuticals. Now available in the USA. SHOW SPONSOR Jason Firmin Einzweck Dog quip SHOW SPONSOR The motorcycle dog kennel by Rowdy Hound SHOW SPONSOR Professional dog training services DanKroft K9 SHOW SPONSOR Daycare and training from the heart dog training SHOW SPONSOR Dog training all styles in Adelaide Dog Club SA SHOW SPONSOR Our beloved friend and regular contributor, Birdy O’Sheedy can be found at birdyosheedy.com HUGE thanks to all our contributing artists.
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