Positive Reinforcement Training is the way to go!! No forcing or kicking or beating the dogs!
So what does “Positive” mean?? The below diagram gives you a quick summary.
How is it different?
Some people train dogs by force and fear, saying that the dogs will obey you when you become their dominance leader. But this is not true because this dominance theory (‘alpha dog’, ‘top dog’, ‘pack leader’) was based on the fact that dogs were originated from wolf packs. In fact, dogs are domestic animals, the best human companions and friends. They are very different from wolves. Therefore, stop yelling to, kicking or beating your dogs, hoping that they will one day obey your command. You are only introducing fear (and perhaps even aggression) and breaking the trust. Instead, use Positive Reinforcement methods!
How to train dogs with positive reinforcement methods?
Please see the bottom of my previous post “Dogs Gestures and Language” for a list of free resources and training schools.
For more details on Positive Reinforcement, see this page from “Positively” by Victoria Stilwell.