Category Archives: Punishment & Correction

Has your dog bitten a person?

In just this past month, I have signed 4 new clients dealing with potentially serious behavioral issues.  Each family has hired me because their dog has bitten a person. Any dog that has bitten a person should be evaluated by a professional animal behaviorist, veterinary behaviorist, or a professional trainer with education and experience dealing with […]

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Why NOT say NO?

Q: Why DON’T YOU tell your dog when she gets it wrong? A: Because she learns faster if I ignore her mistakes rather that correcting them–even with the most neutral “no-reward-marker” such as “oops” or “try again.” We are human. Dogs are canine. We are different species; we learn differently. People rely heavily on vocal feedback. […]

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