The “punishment-based method” was used in the past, but these days it is not as effective as it once was. To use this method, you must train your dog out of sight.
Here’s what you have to do:
1. Punish the dog by raising your hand and making him nervous.
You can do this by simply yelling “No” at him or using another word.
2. When he sees that you have raised your hand, let it down very fast so that he gets scared – then you should immediately raise it again, so he sees it again.
3. You should repeat this step many times until he shuts off and does not do the bad action again.
But there is a problem.
This method does not work in every situation and will not always yield the results. In addition, it will often break the dog because if you do not do it right then, it is very likely that he’ll be scared of you and will stop listening to you.
So why did I tell you about this method anyway?
Well, because I wanted to tell you about the other better method and still very effective today!
The “reward-based method” works better than the previous one. It is far more effective and will lead your dog to want to do the good things you want him to.
Here’s how this method works:
1. Reward the dog for doing good behavior like walking or sitting down.
2. Do not do anything when he does something bad – ignore it and wait for him to do a good thing again and then reward him right away.
3. You should repeat this technique as much as necessary with a lot of enthusiasm.
4. For clever dogs, you can increase the difficulty of teaching them by adding more steps.
Through this logical method, your dog will learn to do what is expected of him and might even enjoy doing it! Also, there is no chance that he’ll shut off or get scared of you because you reward him for doing something good.
There you go!
These are the two methods that you can use to train your dog. After reading this section, I hope that you will know which one is best for training your dog and why. So, how do you choose between these two methods? That’s simple – if your dog is trained well enough not to be fazed by a command, take a risk and try the reward-based method. And if you still have any doubts, then try the punishment-based method.
As you can see, there are pros and cons to both of these methods. The conclusion is that you should use the method that suits your dog best – the one that will motivate him to do what he’s supposed to do and not punish him for doing something wrong just because you think it’s something he should not be doing.