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Tuesday, Jan. 22nd 2013

A thought on punishment


Thought for the day….

Can dog training be done with out punishment, and what is the definition of punishment…. In behaviorism, punishment refers to the consequence for undesired behavior. Punishment can be either negative or positive, depending on the nature of the consequence. The confusion comes from humans adding a negative connotation to the word. Punishment does not have to be a leash jerk, collar shock or anything else aversive. Punishment is not a dirty word it is just a word! Now it is our job to use it correctly.
So here is the pop quiz what are some ways to use consequences (punishment) with dog without being physically abusive or cruel?
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