Hi! I’m Dr. Mary Rose J. Magpily or Doc Marose, a veterinarian, dog behavior consultant and the instructor for Pet Centrics Dog Training Courses. My home-based business Pet Centrics has been providing dog behavior consulting and dog training services in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines since February 2011. In addition, I also like to write about animal care topics in the Philippines and abroad. Read my full story HERE.
I try to teach dog owners that dogs can be taught WITHOUT force, coercion, and the use of punitive or harsh punishment intended to inflict pain and intimidate dogs into submission and obedience.
Training can be achieved by providing the dog with proper motivation and by directing the dog to perform appropriate behaviors.
My training philosophy is influenced by a variety of trainers and animal behaviorists, most notably Karen Pryor, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Nicole Wilde, Dr. Sophia Yin, Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson, Denise Fenzi, Deborah Jones, and Susan Garrett – to name only a few of the professionals that I have studied over the years. These trainers employ reward-based, choice-based, or even relationship-based methods that emphasize a dog’s willing and happy participation in the process of training. The result is clear communication and teamwork between the human and his/her animal companion.
Using reward-based or positive training doesn’t mean we spoil our dogs and let them get away with bad behaviors. Positive training refers to structured training, where rules, discipline and consequences for poor performance still apply. But instead of catching the dog making a mistake and punishing him for it, we properly manage him and prevent mistakes before they happen. And, most importantly, we spend time teaching our dog appropriate behaviors that are useful for our daily life with him or her.
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