Which means that you believe it is "bad advice", right? That is always the underlying message around here, isn't it? Whether it is directly confrontational or not, there is an accepted way of doing things. And this isn't it. So that makes it wrong...
Hate to use the 'word' wrong.................
What I will say is that many of us have learned the hard way what works best for our dogs. And the one who got confused and didn't learn as well as it could have was our dog.
So with the experience and training we've gone thru, we try to steer people in the right direction so they also don't have to learn the hard way but instead can learn the SMART way from our experiences.
When I know better, I do better. I never PURPOSELY messed up my dog or trained in a manner I didn't feel appropriate. But I have learned so much over the past 20 years of training and in NO WAY train my dogs now like I did my first puppy.
I now know what the end behavior I want from my dogs look like. I have realistic expectations and I can better keep in mind that they ARE dogs so learn differently from humans. So just cause it makes sense to me (as a human) doesn't mean it's as clear to my dog. And just because a training method may seem to work well and fast (like correcting a puppy for playing with me by using an e-collar) though I KNOW absolutely the corrections will stop the biting (win, right?). I also know that it's better to NOT go for the quick fix on many issues like this and instead work on the bonding, relationship building, and smarter ways to train that may take more time and patience but are worth it in the end.
If I didn't mention it before, I LOVE the e-collar! I LOVE the prong collar! I'm not all treats and clicker..... there are absolutes and corrections in my training. But instead of that being the first option and training method to go to.... it's so far down the line it's not even funny. Because I know, really really know, that there are many other smarter methods to train a puppy that also work.
So if, in the meantime, I need to learn more patience. I need to learn new methods. I need to realize the quick fix isn't always the best fix. Then that's all stuff on my shoulders to learn so I can be a better dog owner and guide my pup through the next 12+ years in a consistant and balanced manner.