Oh, Tamar Geller. Oh how you make me laugh with your constant hypocrisies and lack of understanding of training concepts in your book - The Loved Dog.
Quote of the day from her book:
That, my dear, is called "Negative Punishment"."Instead, we use the opposite of reward, which, contrary to popular belief, is not punishment. It is a non-reward, which creates a sense of loss and is a subtle, gentle form of negative feedback - which keeps the dog motivated without pain or fear."
Definition of negative punishment:
Ah, one of THOSE positive, reward based, only trainers that frustrate me, simply because they don't know the meaning of Punishment. Although, she is a special kind of these trainers, because she has sited many accounts of positive punishment in her book without even realising.Negative punishment is an important concept in B. F. Skinner's theory of operant conditioning. In behavioural psychology, the goal of punishment is to decrease the behavior that precedes it. In the case of negative punishment, it involves taking something good or desirable away in order to reduce the occurrence of a particular behavior.
You gotta laugh, right?