Does punishment work?

The short answer is yes, punishment does work, but at what cost? In this blog I will explore what punishment is, what it is in regards to training your dog, and the unforeseen consequences of using it. What is punishment really? You may have heard of the phrase 'positive reinforcement' (+R), especially in reference to dog training. It describes the 'modern style' of dog training which bases all of it's methods on what is currently known through scientific research about dog emotion, behaviour and how dogs learn. The goal of positive training is to create strong human-canine relationships based on both trust and respect. Gone are the 'traditional' days of pack leader, being your dog's master

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