Posted by: Linda Trunell | November 16, 2017

8 reasons why you shouldn’t train your dog using a spray bottle.

Put down the spray bottle and train with your brain! Excellent information here.

Glasgow Dog Training By Dog Behaviourist John McGuigan

Article by Mirkka Koivusalo, http://thedo.gs/category/training/

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Reblogged here. Enjoy. 

Most dogs have some annoying habits. We humans want them to stop as quickly as possible.

Some humans have a little handheld tool they use to stop behaviors they don’t like: a squirt bottle. A sharp spray of water in the dog’s face should stop jumping/chewing/nipping/barking pretty efficiently, right? Plus the gadget is cheap, easy to get and shouldn’t really hurt the dog, right? Well, not in my opinion.

I am a professional dog trainer, and I have, in my time, used a squirt bottle as punishment. It’s worked. It made my then-puppy learn to leave the curtain, rug and a corner of the coffee table alone. Would I use the squirt bottle as a training technique with my clients or own dogs today, with the current knowledge that I have on dog behavior? No, I would not.

Today, I see…

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