I recently came across a new Facebook page called Your Pit Bull and You and immediately LOVED their content. YPB&Y is a page that is dedicated to disproving the myth that pit bull dogs and other “strong” breeds or types of dogs need to be taught using force. They share training tips and facts to combat the idea that fear or pain should be a part of training. This fabulous page also highlights dogs labeled “pit bull” who are trained using positive, science-based methods – showing that learning theory is learning theory, no matter what animal you’re dealing with. Just because a dog’s got some muscle on him doesn’t mean you need to muscle him around, ya know?
Johnnie was one of the lucky ones to be featured on the YPB&Y page this week! For each featured dog, the page creators come up with a little caption based on what the owner/foster describes – so here’s little J showing off her belly spots and awesome trick for you again, but with a little flare:
I must say, the attention this little stinker got made me quite proud! I am so happy she is such a stellar representative for force-free training. Next week I’ll try to show you more examples of how much she is kicking butt in the training category – but for now, have a fantastic weekend full of lots of smooches from your pets.
To adopt Johnnie Cash, a smarty pants who’s got a knack for learning without force, email firstname.lastname@example.org.