Tag Archives: punishment

Stubborn Dog? Dogged Dog?

A recent exchange on Facebook got me thinking. It was in response to this picture. This was how the posts started: First response: ‘Total rubbish, if a dog is intelligent enough to know what you ask of it, it has … Continue reading

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“Pack It In!”

My German Shepherd, Milly – now eight years old – sometimes redirects sudden arousal that she may feel onto my younger Labrador, Milly. It is a sudden pop in her direction whereupon Zara will immediately sink down onto her side. It may … Continue reading

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Prodigal Dog

It is so hard not to be cross when Rex runs off. You call him, and without even a backward glance he keeps on running towards something he would rather be doing than keeping you company. I think of the … Continue reading

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‘To Do or Not To Do, That is the Question’

Am I right in thinking that trainers are mostly called upon when people want their dogs to learn to DO things – to sit, stay, come, learn manners and so on? It seems people like myself who call themselves behaviour … Continue reading

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E-Collars – Would you deliberately electric shock your child?

No sane person would punish a child with an electric shock, but many people think it’s okay to use electric shock on their dog. Is terrorising a dog to stop it doing something acceptable? The risk of fallout is terrible … Continue reading

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Hit the dog? Why?

I watched a scene play out in Pets at Home the other day.  A large lady had what was little more than a puppy on the end of a lead. A male shop assistant approached then bent over with hand … Continue reading

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