Positive Training for Best Results
Legendary Labradoodles is a firm believer in the use of positive training when we work with our puppies and adult Australian Labradoodles. We believe negative reinforcement can cause a dog or puppy to become fearful and anxious, which can often result in unwanted behaviors.
We have relied on training methods of Jan Fennell, Patricia McConnell, and Victoria Stillwell, all nationally-recognized dog trainers. Please note that these three dog-training professionals do not necessarily agree on every aspect of raising and training dogs. However, they each have positive methods for achieving good results and building a great relationship with your dog.
It is worthwhile to look at a trainer's style and determine which is best suited for you, your family, and your pet.
While it is fantastic to read, watch videos, and learn about raising and training your new pet, there is no substitute for a "live" trainer who is experienced in positive reward training. Whether you prefer a class or private training, there is so much to be learned from a professional who is highly recommended.
We have found these sites to be very helpful for training our dogs.
We recommend Jan Fennell’s
The Dog Listener, available at Legendary Supply Store.
Ms. McConnell's books
are vailable at the
Legendary Supply Store.
Victoria Stillwell has short video segments on YouTube that are worthwhile to watch.