It is important to acknowledge, that the word you use to correct your dog’s behavior is not as important as the action that follows.
For example, if you put your dog on the dog bed and the dog comes off the bed once, twice or even three or four times, I would just put the dog back on there and not use the word “No”. The fifth time the dog comes off the bed without being asked to, I would say “No” and use something that makes the dog uncomfortable for 3-4 seconds. Then I would put the dog back on the bed. If the dog becomes calm after that, I would would make a mental note to myself, that doing it this way was effective.. After that, I would go back to rewarding my dog again.
If a dog is deliberately telling you time and time again, that they are not going to do what you ask, even though he knows that it is going to be valuable to be obedient, then it’s okay to tell your dog “No”.
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