Lilly uses positive reinforcement as her main dog training tool. This method of training animals has been borne out scientifically and maintains the dog's behavioral well being, as well as the relationship between dog and guardian, throughout the training process. Positive reinforcement involves shaping and rewarding the desired behavior. This doesn't mean that Lilly will never use punishment as part of training, but it does mean she'll never use aversive punishments such as shock collars, leash popping, alpha rolling, etc. Instead she uses punishment methods such as "time outs" in order to remove what is reinforcing the problem behavior. This training method is the best and safest approach for treating aggression cases since it doesn't risk making the problem worse.

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