Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
Punishment has no place in dog training. Dogs do not understand punishment, especially after the effect. It is a human concept, not a dog one.
Corrections often do have a place. But they are not to serve as punishment, rather as information to the dog to bring clarity. What form an effective and appropriate correction takes will depend on the dog. For some it might be "no", for other's it might be a leash pop. Whether a correction is "too rough" would really depend on the individual dog.
"Roughness" is such a subjective term as to be meaningless, IMO, so I cannot answer the poll.
If one thinks a leash pop of any sort is "rough" well then I guess I'm pro-rough at times, depending on the dog. Though it's certainly no where near as "rough" as the corrections dogs give to one another.
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