RSDR's training philosophy is to use reward based, science based and positive reinforcement methods and do not believe in using force with punishment. We are against using pain, discomfort, intimidation, chokers, pinch/prong or shock collars or leash corrections. We do not agree with dominance theory, pack theory or trainers that use compulsion & force methods. Article on debunking the alpha dog theory
Trainers RSDR recommend: Dr Ian Dunbar, Zak George, Emily Larlham, Victoria Stilwell, Karen Pryor.
Trainers RSDR DO NOT recommend: Cesar Milan, Jan Fennell