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The Right Way to Punish Your Dog

Are you familiar with the term "negative punishment"? Both words have such poor connotations that it's hard to believe we should all be striving to use more negative punishment when it comes to training dogs and cats, but that is exactly the case. Credit: Getty Creative First let's take a look at the opposing form of discipline -- positive punishment or the administration of an unpleasant stimulus in response to bad behavior. Here is a classic example of positive punishment: Hercules is a 2 ½ month old puppy who likes to play rough. His teeth are needle-sharp, and when he gets overly excited he tends to playbite hard enough to break the skin. His owners have tried to stop the behavior by...