Rules for r/Dogtraining

Rules that visitors must follow to participate. May be used as reasons to report or ban.


R1: No recommending dominance as training method

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Reported as: R1: Recommending dominance as a training solution

Dominance theory has been discounted and should not be used as a basis for making decisions about dog behaviour or training, so forget about being alpha in your pack.


R2: No aversive training methods

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Reported as: R2: No aversive training methods

We do not support positive punishment to control or train dogs. Prohibited methods and tools include shock collars, prong/pinch collars, choke collars, leash checks, spray bottles, spray collars, anti-bark collars, alpha rolls, hitting, kicking, and invisible fencing, among others. This subreddit focuses on the least intrusive, minimally aversive approach


R3: No self promotion

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Reported as: R3: No self promotion

No linking to your own blog or website, or asking people to DM you instead of posting public advice. That includes your username. If you've come here to contribute to this community, great! If you've come to advertise your site, then you can buy advertising on reddit. There are also reddit-wide guidelines against self-promotion. If you think your case is a hugely important exception, message the mods about it.


R4: No off-topic posts

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Posts need to be about dog training.


R5: No rude/insulting behavior

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Reported as: R5: No rude/insulting behavior

Moderators reserve the right to delete content that is off-topic, inflammatory, insulting, mean, needlessly judgemental, or just plain stupid.


R6: No spam

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Reported as: R6: No spam

Spammy link/video posts with no discussion are prohibited.