Platform Training Using Positive Reinforcement
This video demonstrates how easy it can be to teach a dog to get up on a platform and stay using positive reinforcement. Clara, a six month old puppy, has never been reinforced for getting on something, in fact, she has been reinforced a lot for getting down off things! Yet in several minutes she is eagerly mounting the platform and staying during significant distractions. For comparison of the demeanor of dogs being trained with positive reinforcement vs other methods, see http://eileenanddogs.com/shock-collar-vs-force-free-examples/ .