Nature vs. Nurture, Hardware vs. Software: Dogs and Dog Training 101 vs. Positive Techniques

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A dog’s brain is like a computer, with training acting as programming to make it operable under various circumstances. Some dogs come with pre-installed “software” from their past training, while others require new or additional training to fit into your lifestyle. Just as computers have hardware that determines their processing power, dogs have genetics that influence their behavior and capabilities. Training methods (software) need to be compatible with the dog’s natural instincts and abilities (hardware) to be effective.