“How do I teach my dog they’ve done the wrong thing?”

By |2018-02-22T10:39:51+10:00October 1st, 2016|Punishment|

Hi Sarah, How do I let my dog know when they’ve done the wrong thing? Wouldn’t it be better to train using both positive and punishment methods so that the dog learns right from wrong? Sylvia C Hi Sylvia, This is often a “hot topic” amongst trainers who have differing opinions about this issue, and you would think that rewarding the “good” behaviour and punishing the “bad” behaviour would be the easiest method for the dog, right? Unfortunately, not so. Imagine if you were in a foreign country where you didn’t speak the language or know the customs. Let’s [...]