A new study has found that pets who are trained using “aversive” techniques were 15 times more likely to exhibit symptoms of stress than those trained using more “positive” techniques, such as the use of treats for rewards and softer voices.

Dogs taught using the latter methods were also found to display greater contentment and enjoy a better relationship with their owners.

» Read the full article over at The Telegraph.

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