July 2016

Why Punishment in Dog Training Should NEVER Be Used

Why Punishment in Dog Training Should NEVER Be Used

I am a reward based, clicker trainer, and in my view, there in no room for using punitive methods when training your dog. However, I think it is important for owners to understand and be aware of the consequences of using punishment based methods when training. I am not saying that punishment methods don’t work when used correctly, but do you really want that kind of relationship with your dog? A dog who responds to you in fear that something unpleasant is going to happen?