I'm attending a class with a gentleman named Steve Benjamin here in New York. In the past I had a rather timid and un-socialized Border collie pup I bought from a pet store. (Unfortunately, she passed away about a week ago.) I wanted to let you know that she went from a completely un-socialized puppy to a much more curious and well behaved puppy in only three weeks.
This week we began a manners class with our new lab mix, Lucy. She's only a 9-week-old baby, and at the end of only one class she knew that she received a great reward after the click. Also, she took right to the crate by following the directions on Steve's handout. I understand that Karen Pryor developed this type of positive training. Why can't we see more of this instead of Cesar's pack philosophy that is a temporary solution? Thank you for all you've done by developing this type of training. Steve is amazing. I thought clicker training was a joke on day one, and now I'm a full supporter, and will always advocate positive training.