What is Mirror Method?

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Mirror Method is a dog training method, developed in Budapest, Hungary in the last decade after many years of research. This method is quickly gaining popularity all around the world being a very effective way to train dogs and puppies.  The principle is based on the theory that: „our dog, like a mirror, reflects what kind of owners we are”.

Mirror Method-trained Dogs On Youtube

Internet videos showcasing Mirror Method-trained dogs have become more and more popular over the last few years. This is one of the most popular videos on YouTube:

The Mirror Method consists of three parts:

  1. Enforcing the dog’s required lifestyle. If you give your dog enough physical, intellectual and instinctual exercise, you help him calm down and remain balanced.
  2. Teaching the dog by using positive reinforcement only and the clicker with absolutely no force or negativity involved.
  3. Building the relationship with the dog and establishing its ranking order in everyday life.

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