The Truth About "Alpha Dogs"

Steve White has a deep respect for Kenny Licklider, but chooses training methods for his clients that are distinctly different. “I will tell most pet owners that what you see on this program is not the way you should train your dog at home,” White told me. "Though positive reinforcement training may take a little longer on the front end than aversive methods, in the long term, the maintenance is less and the dogs maintain their willingness to work." I couldn’t agree more.

Alpha Dogs airs Fridays on Nat Geo Wild. Check local listings for time.

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