Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Mateo, CA, USA
Some people may want to discuss 5. The punishment must be associated with the behavior, but not with the trainer. Otherwise, the trainer becomes part of the punishment and the animal starts fearing and disliking the trainer.
Punishment should be associated with the behavior. If the punishment is fair this should not damage the relationship with the trainer. No need to become all angry at the dog and make a big fuss, but it is OK if the dog knows where the correction is coming from, just as the dog should know where the reward is coming from. Just my personal opinion, I am interested what others think on this.
Qadira vom Haus Tyson 01/29/08
Call name: Juli