Life doesn't work 'under threshold'

One of the biggest principles we see people desperately trying to cling to is this idea that all training must be done 'under threshold'. The basics of the principle being that when you are training anything new you find what the individual dog's 'threshold' is and then work below that for the duration of the training. The overall aim is generally to use positive reinforcement to teach the dog that the trigger isn't anything to be worried about and therefore build up the 'threshold' tolerance over time so that you are able to do more without the dog becoming stressed, anxious or reacting negatively.

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