Have you ever had an epiphany? Wherein all of a sudden some information you had been turning over and over in your mind fell into place and created an entire new picture? It has happened to me a handful of times in my life, and in each case the result was that I changed some basic beliefs.
Trainers who have switched to positive-reinforcement based training from more aversive-inclusive methods often refer to that process as “crossing over.” I have written about crossing over in many bits and pieces over the years, plus in a couple of longer articles (I’ve linked some at the bottom of this post).
For me, crossing over brought an epiphany. Continue reading “What Dog Training Really Taught Me”