Discipline & Training

Discipline & Training - Introduction Many pets...

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Introduction Many pets abandoned and/or destroyed because of behavioral problems Effective training is rooted in discipline “In-the-act” discipline is effective Respond quickly to associate correction with error Does no good to shove nose in misplaced feces; causes fear Dogs developed from pack animals Stringent social structure Owner must assume pack leader role (alpha position)
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Recognize difference b/w the two Ex: puppy fails to come at first; then comes; it should not be punished b/c doesn’t know it was for early refusal When puppy or adult dog does something pleasing for its owner, give a reward As praise; encourages same good behavior As a treat; something dog enjoys If dog misbehaves, punishment is in order; Say Bad Dog! Only when dog is caught in the act Punishment at the wrong time is confusing to dog
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Puppies should be taught at an early age To seize attention, clap hands and shout “no” Hold its collar and turn puppy to face you Shake your finger in its face and sternly say “no” If more serious reprimand is in order Gather skin on both sides of neck and gently shake the puppy from side to side; mimics punishment from bitch Striking puppies with newspaper or misc. objects just associated those objects with punishment and will make them nervous
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ADS 2223 taught by Professor Huntington during the Spring '08 term at Mississippi State.

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