2.11 - Punishment

Punishment is one of the most misunderstood elements of dog training.  There is certainly a place for punishment in dog training, but there is no reason it has to be painful or mean.  Successful punishment decreases the frequency of an undesirable behavior, and can be phased out as the dog learns.   The Dunbars explain how to tell your dog when it is misbehaving, without hurting or scaring it, which is likely to aggravate most behavior problems.

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