What type of correction to use?
What types of correction do you all use? I have a 6 y/o male gsd; he listens when he wants to. We have had him for almost a week. Usually a verbal command will work(if he is trying to jump up or snooping in the trash), however, sometimes his attention will be focused elsewhere. For example, he will try to mount my dog and if a verbal "get down" doesn't work, I pat his rump to get his attention and that will usually do it. I always try to follow up with a command he will follow and end on a happy note. Are there any other effective forms of correction?