Posts Tagged ‘reward’

Negative Punishment, What is it and How it Works for Your Dog’s Behavior

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

In the world of psychology, the definition of Negative Punishment is removing a desirable stimulus or opportunity in order to make an unwanted behavior decrease. A good example of negative punishment is the ‘be a tree’ scenario where you stop moving forward as soon as the dog puts pressure on the leash. Negative…you took away […]

When Rewarding Your Dog Becomes Punishment

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

We all act and interact according to our species (nature) and what we have experienced in our lives (nurture). We subconsciously meld these two things together in order to form our personalities, our likes and dislikes, our fears and our desires. In this realm, we run a parallel with our dogs. As a species, we […]

Dog Behavior – Submissive Roll , Alpha Roll and Strategic Roll. What’s the Difference?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Dog behavior and nuances in body language are a lifelong study. The simple behavior of a dog rolling onto his back can have many implications. In the context of play, a dog will quite often roll on his back without any submissive or deference intended. Many dogs happily sleep on their back and still others […]