Should Timeouts Be Used As Punishment In Dog Training?

Using “timeouts” as a form of punishment for unwanted behavior has become popular in many dog training circles, particularly with “Positive” dog trainers, because they believe it’s gentle or non-aversive. Whether a timeout is “aversive” or not is questionable...

TOP 8 PUNISHMENT MISTAKES IN DOG TRAINING

Once upon a time, punishment was commonplace in the raising and training of dogs. A reading of The Koehler Method of Dog Training by William Koehler (published 1962) shows us not only that punishment was commonplace but that it was totally acceptable to use extremely...