I was looking through a site which supposedly contains tips on training a dog and modifying aggressive behaviour. I found this: Conditioning Behavior A very popular method that is used in psychology is called the conditioning method. In this, you condition the mind to think in a particular direction. In aggressive dog training, it works this way - If you find that the aggressive behavior of the dog is caused due to territorial aggression and the other presence of dogs, use the same aggression to change his thinking. Associate that aggression towards other dogs to a positive thing. For example, whenever you find that there is dog barking, or dog fights or the dog lunges at other dogs, simply give him a treat. With every incident that this happens and you give him dog food in the form of a treat, he will start associating the presence of other dogs to being treated and the time will come when he will no longer bark at other dogs but simply expect a treat when other dogs come onto the scene, thus changing his dog behavior for the better. Read more on dog behavioral problems. I am sure they cannot really mean that one should treat a dog for lunging, barking, fighting, can they? Is this just badly worded, or a complete misunderstanding of what behaviour modification is all about. Isn't it dangerous to post this sort of thing on a site purporting to contain legitimate dog training tips? What does everybody else think?