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  1. Is anger ever useful?

    General Dog Forum
    I just posted something saying anger motivated corrections are never good. Not sure that's true. Dogs are not good with cause and effect and miss the point if a punishment (ok negative reinforcement) isn't immediately and directly connected to what they did to provoke it. On the other hand...
  2. Punishment in Dog Behaviour Training

    Dog Training Forum
    Hi all, in this thread, i like to talk about punishement in behaviour training ... Punishment is a very emotive word. It conjures up many and varied images for people. Experiences that we understand as punishing stay in the memory and they stay there for a very long time. Of course there are...
  3. The Cone of Shame - Is it okay?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Dear fellows. Recently, my puppy broke 4 mobile phone chargers, a usb connector, router connector, an Ethernet cable and just last night our Electric Fan short-circuited causing temporary power-off in our unit. I was really mad at her but then I can't do anything except stare at her and shout...
  4. Dominant Dog Collars

    Dog Training Forum
    Dominant dogs - they are not really out there but there seems to be a lot of equipment made for them. Most of it works by inflicting some degree of discomfort on the dog. Millan's Illusion collar works by cutting off air supply to the dog, making the punishment seem effortless. And thereby more...
  5. Whining Puppy

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Sometimes when Porkchop is biting too hard we put him in his crate as punishment. Because of this he whines for attention while in the crate. I would like to be able to let him out of the crate after a few minutes because I know that he will eventually forget why he was put in the crate. The...
  6. Should I do the reward, punishment, or reward and punishment?

    Dog Training Forum
    I've seen my sister train her Papillon and she used treats and kennel punishment. Should I do the same thing? My dog is a Yo-Chon (Bichon Frise and Yorkie mix). I am confused, because I was watching animal planet yesterday and the lady on the show only gave the dog treats when it did something...