Do you think I send dribble every day?
Yesterday I gave the solution for jumping. If you want to stop jumping you need to say, “NO,” and apply a negative consequence. Once the dog has all four paws on the ground, you say, “YES,” and apply a positive consequence.
The dog training world has gone a little bonkers and most of the “experts” will tell you that you should never use a negative consequence and come up with kooky explanations.
Here is an email that came in from Lewis:
“I am genuinely concerned with the dribble that you are now sending in your emails.
Teaching a sit (for jumping) is so easy and effective. It works, it’s simple, it’s effective and it teaches the dog manners without the dog starting to hate you. If grandma keeps coming over and the dog jumps and begins to get punished (probably because she’s not been effectively taught something else) there is a massive chance the dog will associate punishment with grandma as opposed to the action of jumping being the reason for the punishment. Now you have a dog that barks when grandma comes over. So you still have a dog that jumps but not at grandma. He now barks at her because bad things seem to happen when she turns up.
You just keep bashing the “positively only crowd”. You shouldn’t belittle something just because you lack the understanding of it.
Have a great day.”
Thank you Lewis.
This is why I said in yesterday’s email that much of the dog training information is dangerous.
If you hired a trainer and they told you what Lewis just said you would have a dog that still jumps. Dog training has become very PC and if you really want to stop behaviors like jumping, stealing, chewing etc. you need to teach the word NO and apply a negative consequence.
Just telling an excitable dog to sit when they are jumping is NOT going to solve the problem.
As for bashing the PO’d crowd, I am disagreeing with the information that they are pushing on unsuspecting dog owners, dog owners that need real world solutions and HELP.
Solutions that will keep the dog in the house and safe with their human families.
Training a dog requires you to teach your dog YES and NO. Yes to do the behaviors you want more of – sit, down, stay.
NO to stop the behaviors you’d like to never see again – jumping, begging, biting, etc.
If you disagree with me I understand and I wish you all the best.
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