Welcome to the 2015 Blogging A to Z Challenge.
My theme this year is All-Positive, which means I will be discussing only positive methods of working with my dogs. I believe very strongly that rewarding dogs (or anyone) for the things they do right leads to a reciprocally respectful relationship.
As an added linguistic challenge, I will use all-positive language in my posts. Better to stick with what works! Look at the good in the world. Celebrate the wonder and the splendor. Accentuate the positive! (See how I’m letting the first line of the song lyric speak for itself?)
For more about my journey to discovering the benefits of positive reinforcement, read my book, Bark and Lunge!
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18 thoughts on “A is for Accentuate the Positive”
This is awesome! I’m looking forward to reading the rest! 😀
Love this idea! But now I’m singing that song, “accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative” over and over again in my head, lol. Cheers and take care.
I love this! It isn’t always easy for families to stay positive with each other but my experience has definitely been that problems are always solved faster and more thoroughly when you accentuate the positive. Hooray!
Great theme. Positive training is much more effective.
–Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats
I’m so impressed by the bloggers that take part in this challenge, and I’m looking forward to your theme!
I try to be positive everyday, it’s tough but a try beats nothing all the time. Looking forward to staying positive with you for the next 26 days.
Good advice both for dog training and how you should approach life in general. Love it! 🙂
Love the theme, love the picture. If everyone tried to be positive imagine what could happen…
Staying positive is something that makes me happy…and treats!
A Happy Havanese
What a good looking family 🙂
Lovely. Indeed being positive can help at times. Accentuate the positive! 🙂
I look forward to hearing positive tips this month. I’m always looking for positive reinforcement methods! Great idea!
Your family is a gorgeous one! I love your attitude 🙂
I’ve long associated “positive reinforcement” with something that’s used by parents when raising children but I can see how it would apply to dogs. Speaking of dogs, those are some good looking dogs in that photo with you!
It’s nice how you used Wordless Wednesday to your advantage 🙂
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Thanks! I’m going to try to link to as many dog blog hops as I can.
You have a beautiful family, you’ve been blessed! Positive re-enforcement is the only way to train in my opinion. Staying positive is a great mindset, sometimes challenging, but a great way to live!
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
These are going to be some interesting posts. We always talk about the importance of positive language at work but it’s not something I always think of when I’m at dog training with my pooch. 🙂
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