Negative Punishment for Dogs
In dog training, it is a thing called, negative punishment. Negative punishment simply means that you hold your dog desirable in order to show it is doing something wrong. An example would be when you are teaching your dog to sit. If your dog does not sit, not just rewards. When it does, what rewards.
Your dog will learn to think before passing the problem. Once rewarded a couple of times the correct answer and you will not reward the wrong answer, your dog will understand that sitting is the action to win the award.
Why train your dog in this way is better than using corrections?
Corrections, when used properly, accelerate the training process, however, there is a major drawback when you train your dog. That drawback is that your dog learns to respond to avoid correction. If you correct your dog a lot of times, either physically or verbally with a collar, the dog will hear only because he wants to avoid correction. What happens is that your dog will not really work. He just being done to avoid punishment. When negative punishment is used to remove the correction. Just hold the reward.
Once the dog learns what you want to do, it will be repeated more often and more vigorously than before, because you have not put the stress that can lead to a correction in the. This develops what we call an “active learner”. Active learning means that when faced with a problem dog discover and solve. Try new things, gives you answers, and never stop giving rewards. Training based on corrections often make the dog freezes when faced with a problem. Patience is a virtue here. If you’re impatient, you benefit from this type of training, and you will learn to be patient. Removing corrections in the training process will help you better your patience.
Training dogs should not be difficult. It should not be a chore to be feared. With a little patience, willingness to learn, and training commensurate with their dog, training will be more fun, more rewarding and successful. Try this with your dog. The next time you’re training just shake the reward until your dog responds correctly. When he does, praise Him and give their reward and repeat the results for the long term.