What is "positive" training?

I have met with a frustrating number of people recently who confidently tell me that they used a "positive reinforcement" trainer, and when we go on to discuss the equipment they use they pull out a prong collar, choke chain, or shock collar. When we go on to discuss techniques, I hear about cans full of coins, air horns, and other objects used to scare or startle a dog. When I tell these potential clients that the techniques they are listing would not actually be considered 'positive' they are truly surprised, since they were told by the last trainer they hired that they trained positively. The fact of the matter is that most people outside of the dog training world know that positive train

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