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Pet Behaviour
Controlling dog behaviour
  1. Roger Mugford, CEO
  1. Company of Animals, Ruxbury Farm, St Ann's Hill Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 9NL

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Roger Mugford, CEO of the Company of Animals, comments: Your correspondent's critique of aversive methods is a nice illustration of an ongoing and largely irrational stand-off between dog trainers who ‘tempt’ versus those who ‘compel’. Somehow, the sensible ‘middle way’ is overlooked, which is largely to apply the same rules as society applies to people: we learn by a glorious succession of pay-offs and penalties, and …

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