Dog Behavior
Dog Heath Questions Answered || Basics Dog Training Articles || Dog Breeds ||
Dog Showing || Ageing Dog Care  || Dog Nutrition || Dog Parasites || Dog Diseases ||
Dog Psychology || Labrador Retrievers || PitBulls || Puppy Training ||
For More Infromation Related To Issues On This Page,
Place Cursor Over Double UnderLined Green Links. Info Supplied By Kontera.com
Basics Dog Training Home Page


Dog Behavior
More Dog Behavior
Articles
 

What To Do During a
Dog Health Emergency
or an accident ...
dog health is important.

Dog Health Problems
Use Your Vet To
Discuss  You
Dog  Nutrition
Issues


Dog Hemorrhoids
Guide To Diagnosing And Treating Dog Hemorrhoids 

 Pet  Grooming

There are a number of pet grooming  methods that can be used to groom your dog ....






Discipline Your Dog Instead Of Punishing Him

Before correcting a dog behavior we need to look at certain things. Too often, dogs do not understand why they are receiving punishment or which behavior produced the punishment.  Dog owners attribute unrealistic reasoning abilities far beyond the animal's mental capacity. 

The dog owner may believe the dog knew what he was doing wrong because he had the "guilty" look on his face when the owner yelled, "WHAT IS THIS ON THE FLOOR!" while pointing to a mess. This type of dog training  doesn't work.

The belief that the dog knew better incites the owner to severely punish him despite the fact that the destruction occurred several hours before the owner got home. The dog connects the punishment with the owner coming home, not with the misbehavior that took place several hours ago.  The next day, the owner is prepared to find a mess, and the first thing he or she does upon arriving home is search the house for evidence of dog damage. 

The posture of an owner searching for a pile of unmentionables is not at all friendly and loving.  The owner's hunched over shoulders and wiggling nose, searching for a mess, make the person look mean and contorted and is not ideal for correcting dog behaviors.  The verbal greeting may go something like, "So what did you destroy today?"  The "guilty" look is the dog's response to the owner's weird behavior. 

The dog is remembering previous inexplicable punishment.  In his mind, greeting the owner at the door will result to punishment.  The dog forgot about the mess that he made hours ago.  Punishing your pet long after the crime has been committed, rather than during or immediately after the act, has no purpose other than to confuse or make the dog fearful. 

Many owners report that they do not even suspect a problem when they walk in the door, and yet the dog still looks guilty.  Maybe there have been enough messes for the dog to realize that a mess on the floor is a good indication that a correction is approaching when the owner gets home.  However, the dog simply does not have the ability to connect that refraining from chewing at noon will prevent a punishment at 5:30 pm. 

There is no evidence to suggest that dogs deliberately misbehave to make their owners angry.  Dogs misbehave because they were not taught proper behavior, or they are bored, frustrated, and anxious, to name a few reasons.  Dogs chew, bark, etc., to satisfy their immediate needs and emotions, not to spite their owners.  Dogs want to please their owners and not spite them.

There are more information articles on all aspects of basics dog training, dog health issues, dog behavior,dog grooming and dog nutrition  in John Mailer's article directory

click me

 

Practice with this free online basics dog training lesson 

Google



Recommended partner article information sites:
How To Prevent Identity Theft  || || Begin Snowboarding || Money Making Opportunities

|| Articles on Health Issues ||  House and Garden Ideas || 

 
Copyright 2007 http://www.BasicsDogTraining .com
Discipline Your Dog Instead Of Punishing Him


Thank you for visiting Basics Dog Training