Balanced Training vs Positive Reinforcement in Dog

Dog training isn't just about manners. It's about preserving your bond with your dog using dog-friendly, science-backed techniques.


Operant conditioning involves reinforcing a behavior to increase its repetition or punishing it to decrease its likelihood.

Operant Conditioning

Also known as LIMA training (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive), this method uses techniques that don't cause pain or stress.

Purely Positive

Balanced training uses a mix of positive reinforcement and punishment-based training.

Balanced Training

Scientific research supports that reward-based learning offers the most advantages and least harm to the learner's welfare.


Aversive methods often increase anxiety, aggression, and fearfulness. Dogs trained with these methods show stress-related behaviors during training.

Aversive Methods

Dogs of all ages, breeds, sizes, and temperaments learn best with positive, force-free techniques that focus on rewarding what the dog is doing right.

Best Approach

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