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    My mate uses a rolled up newspaper....he hit his dog once or twice with it......now he just hits the table or wall and the dog knows he's done bad. Same effect but without the pain.

    Sooooo....
    Whats the best way to punish a dog for misbehaving.
    Not coming home and finding the lounge pillows chewed or similar but actually catching them in the act of say......acting aggressivly towards a child or somthing really bad like that ??

    Do ya smack in the chops ?? Foot up the arse ??? Scream like a banshee ?? Do like old mate with the newspaper ?? or just gently tell them they are a naughty poochy woochy ??


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    I smacked Harley when he was little (wish I wish I didn't now in hindsight) but now I just change the tone of my voice and depending of what it is Bella might get a light smack to shock her. Harley is an angle child now and never does anything wrong! lol

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    My dogs NEVER get told off these days, but I use a short sharp smack to the rump.

    Ya know, puppy chewing electrical cable, smack on the bum. It doesnt hurt, just gives them a fright. I also use the "angry" voice...but I find that one hard to do coz they dont actually make me angry LOL

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    I think more in terms of distraction and deflection - ie distract them any way you can - and then give them something else to do.

    What you're aiming to do is stop the self reinforcing value of whatever naughty thing they're doing, ie take the fun out of it. But in doing this you don't want to connect being naughty with getting your attention. They don't think they're being naughty they think either it's fun, or it gets your attention (who cares if it's bad attention).

    So I do lots of different things...
    I yell OI a lot - if I want to interupt a behaviour. It's not connected to any adverisve. It's just an attention getter / distraction. Ie gets the focus back on me and then I can ask her to do something else. I yell the same if she's nicking off from work to do her own thing, or she's in the middle of digging a hole in the lawn (we hate black beatles and crickets).

    I sometimes just hiss. Sometimes - if I'm close enough I push the dog until she can't do the naughty thing any more. I start with a finger poke - same as she does to me, gentle, and I'll escalate to a flat handed shove, to put her off balance. But I do the same things when I'm playing with her, so none of it is aversive...

    And sometimes I pack the game up and put it away. Or put her away. Depending what's happening.

    For counter surfing, I put stacks of tin cans around the edge. They are their own punishment...

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    They usually know when they've done wrong - i come home and something's shredded and they all mope around like whoops sorry mum. I usually just growl them by changing the tone in my voice but now and then i will admit to the odd slap on the bum. I've also booted Molly up the arse when she started to think it was fun to chase the cats - she very soon learnt to leave them alone

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    I wouldn't encourage smacking a dog with anything, but i wouldn't encourage any kind of discipline that makes the dog scared or fearful of you.
    If you encourage & reward good behavior they will want to be good If they get nothing or get ignored for being bad they won't want to be bad.

    I know i only have a puppy but I'm actually studying this at the moment & using what i'm learning on my own dog & my friends dogs is working fantastically

    Also i've seen people do things like rub their dogs heads in their own wee for weeing inside or hitting them with things that have been destroyed, this doesn't work because the dog doesn't know what he's done wrong.

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    I yell Oi or Aye a lot when I want to stop the dog doing what she's doing or about to do. But if she's just done something quite bad I will sometimes stand over her and speak to her in a growly voice. Banjo is quite scared of sticks - including the broom handle and walking sticks - so I suspect that she might have been hit with one when she was a pup. So I wouldn't be able to use any corporal punishment even just because of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I yell Oi or Aye a lot when I want to stop the dog doing what she's doing or about to do. But if she's just done something quite bad I will sometimes stand over her and speak to her in a growly voice. Banjo is quite scared of sticks - including the broom handle and walking sticks - so I suspect that she might have been hit with one when she was a pup. So I wouldn't be able to use any corporal punishment even just because of that.
    I seem to yell oi a lot too lol! Boss loves taking the kids toys from their rooms. He'll walk across the lounge room with one & i'll say 'oi' so he keeps walking like he wasn't doing anything naughty but drops it. Happens daily lol. Sneaky baby!

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    I must admit to smacking Mojo over the head a few times when he had a go at the neighbours kid when he was all drugged up and just got home after his OP. It was so unlike him and pretty aggresive so without even thinking i gave him a few good slaps. It pulled him up pretty quickly and he hated every second of it. Within 20 seconds though it was like nothing had happened and he was happy as larry. I did feel bad afterwards but i didnt want him thinking it was OK to do that again.
    When i came home to find his matress shredded yesterday i just stared at him and said nothing....it drove him nuts and he started to groan and moan and rub against me which i just ignored. He hated that worse than a smack....LOL.

    I like the OI !!!!! aswell. Even the kids freeze when i yell that at the dog.


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    If i catch them weeing in the house, and the door is open (doesn't really happen that often, but i might see it once in a blue moon) i will rub their nose in it, i've always done that, with both my cats and my dogs since forever! I reckon it works, they know what they've done because - well, you've just shoved their face in it!

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