The punishment is corrective technique by dog owners (who sometimes abuse) because of its ease and speed. In addition, it gratifies the sentencing. Returning home and finding a puddle of urine or mordille couch, who did not want to give a slap in the face to the puppy running towards him by the party?
In fact, if that matters, the punishment is a very useful correction system and which gives excellent results because it is fast, easy, and able to change the behavior of the animal, especially when it is a puppy (at which the defect is not docked). This is a method that is less suited to re-educate the adult who has an installed for some time because it does not lead to the extinction of a behavior or to the against packaging; It is limited to block it.
To be truly effective, the punishment shall be:
1 Data immediately, as soon as the correct behavior occurs.
2 Imposed whenever the dog’s undesirable behaviour occurs.
3. Able to catch the animal.
4 Applied so that it does not likely to avoid.
5. Used for a brief period.
This punishment of the contraindications. It may in particular trigger reactions of leakage (for fear of reprimand, the dog escapes and takes the habit) or aggressive reactions, especially dominant specimens, and misleading conduct contrary to what is desired. This occurs when the punishment becomes stronger: for example, if it is booming because he is barking the night.
Its objective is then to get the attention of his master. In this case, better to use a form of punishment known as ” punishment to distance “: it grows our faithful companion to interrupt an action without contacting him directly.
You can wet it with a spray bottle filled with water, a gun of water or outright him launch a bucket of water, scare him by a noise, such as a tin can filled with pebbles that are close to him without getting to see. In doing so, it deals to the animal a punishment that it associates directly to the cause of his punishment, not his master. As the dog that barks at night, it will therefore the relationship between bark-bucket of water.
Alternatively, use the paddles to mouse that you will install in locations where the dog dig holes. When it start its clearing operations, he shall raise the trap that will scare him because of the noise (in this case turned down mechanism) or that pinch her nose if the device is in place.
The dog will remain well again for fear of pain which does not origin and that it undergoes. It is clear that this form of punishment shall also be imposed on an ongoing basis: this is why traps must be immediately returned to the initial position. If the master is not overtly, the dog can not associate it with the punishment. This is why it will not dare repeat the action that has triggered it, both in its presence or its absence.
The interactive punishment is another form of sanction, used by those who consider it necessary to impose dominance over the dog for obedience. This technique calls for an extreme determination on the part of the master, which is sometimes obliged to initiate a real fight of resistance as well psychological than physical, with her pet: it lays down in the eyes by supporting his eyes; If he barks, tightens it the muzzle in his hands (another sign of dominance), gives him a spanking with the newspaper and so on.
This education system has advantages, but those who wish to apply it should be aware that, to succeed, it must be able to resist the provocations of the dog. Otherwise, the consequences would be unavoidable. It may also, if it is unable to adjust its force to stifle the personality of the animal making it shy, timid and overly subject.
Electric collars quid, as well to remote control (which can be used to correct the tendency to flee or aggression) than cell (activated by the sound of the bark, they are intended to inhibit it). These instruments of punishment, especially those that are remote control, are of violence as they discourage any animal to repeat a given action but, if they are used incorrectly, they can harm the dog on physical and psychological. It is better to oppose his job.
Recently, anti bark collars have been released. Instead of the electric shock, they administer a jet of citronella oil, which is absolutely not painful and has a certain deterrent effect. When the training period is completed, it is necessary to replace the collar by a fake, of the same weight and the same size, so that the dog does not forget the punishment incurred.
A little-used punishment is sometimes be an effective corrective technique: the muzzle. It can be used in dogs who have the habit of eating feces or dirt, especially when it comes to puppies. It offers two advantages: a mechanical (it prevents to ingest anything) and psychological (the muzzle is a humiliation to them).
It is also useful to make an aggressive animal harmless because it prevents it from biting, reassuring the master as to the control it has over his dog. Its disadvantage is that, as soon as you remove it, your four-legged companion can again behave as previously. Never punish a behavior associated with fear, for example submission urination, because it would worsen.
The punishment should never be too harsh because the domestic dog, locked in an apartment or a court enclosed by a fence, can to evade by the leak, which is a necessary safety valve to avoid unsustainable situations. If it is excessive, it can also react by a passive behaviour that will increase stress and anxiety: thus, the punishment would lose his function of correction and education.
A final recommendation: before you punish your dog, carefully evaluate the problem. If it continues, do not make worse it by misguided intervention, contact you to a specialist who will be able to make an accurate diagnosis and to suggest appropriate treatment.
The education of a dog should be a game for the two protagonists, which may require more or less time. However, it will result in positive, sustainable results if it increases friendship and understanding between man and his faithful companion.