Choppa Chop - Wow that's a creative idea, nice name too. Gotta try that someday (only when he really messes up though.
I think I may have confused some of you guys. I got a bit lost and I gave an example of the opposite method "Rewarding your dog when he stops the yapping" and I mentioned that in conjunction with positive re-inforcement. When I speak to people I usually refer to them both as positive reinforcement. Really sorry if I confused some of you
I think a lot of the the things that have come up have been that a lot of people have been using a variety of methods "hot and cold" as some might say. I think this is great and I am going to try it, although I think my heart is set on positve training methods.
Yes I would love to know what positive punishment is, I've never heard of it before - do you confuse your dog in some way?