In the dog training world, “correction” has a special meaning. What the term means depends very much on who you ask. As I learned it, a “correction” doesn’t really “correct” anything at all. It just stops my dog from doing something I didn’t want. How does a yank on a leash or a poke in the side tell my dog anything about what I want them to do other than stop what they are currently doing? Perhaps that lack of information can be detrimental to my dog!
A transcript of the main text of The Costs of Correcting Your Dog is available at the Life As A Human online magazine website. You can visit Life as a Human to find this and other articles.
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