Category Archives: Use of Punishment
I want to make something crystal clear: I do not hate anyone. There are some methods I don’t like. I don’t like seeing dogs in a pinch collar, a shock collar, or a choke collar. I believe these methods to … Continue reading
Coercion in Pet Dog Training Leads Dogs To a “Life of Quiet Desperation”.
The apparent success of punishment can be convincing. Punishing will often result in an end to a behavior. It may also result in the temporary suppression of a behavior. At least, as long as the one doling out the punishment … Continue reading
Learned helplessness occurs when an animal/human finds their situation so out of their control, they eventually stop trying to change or escape it. This is the reason that humans stay in abusive relationships, and it happens when punishment is used … Continue reading
Next on our list: Modeling. Modeling is seen in humans when children live through abuse. The often grow up to be abusers. Thank goodness our dogs are so often capable of living through horrendous torture and still coming out the … Continue reading
So, going with our list, avoidance is next. This one is fairly straightforward. If you punish your dog the dog is likely to be unaware of your intentions. Most people (even trainers) don’t have the absolutely precise timing that it … Continue reading