What is punishment? Punishment is anything that we do, that reduces the rate of a behavior.
What is a behavior? It is anything that you can see your dog doing. A behavior occupies space and time.
The real question is, how to define punishment as a leader. When I come into your home, I give you all the head knowledge about how to reward, good techniques and how to set up a situation. At the end of the day, truly defining reinforcement and punishment means, knowing your dog. Get in the trenches with your dog and find out who he/she is. What brings pleasure and comfort? What brings frustration and discomfort. Knowing these things about your dog will then make it possible for you to effectively communicate to your dog, what you want and what you do not want. Having clear boundaries and then creating habits to reinforce the good behaviors and punish the bad behaviors will make you into an effective leader.
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