Yesterday I missed posting! The past few weeks have been nutty, and this week it caught up with me. So I sincerely hope that everyone has been having a great week. I have some serious Facebook and Twitter catching up to do.
In the meantime, I’m going to be changing things up a little bit over here at Oh My Dog! While a lot of the content will stay the same – reviews, quotes and pictures, stories about Emmett and Lucas – I want to layer in community interaction content. Because holy cow. You guys are SMART. I pour over your blogs, read your tweets, check out your Facebook pages, and you are one amazing community of animal lovers, advocates, and experts.
So let’s pool our resources together.
Starting today, I’m going to toss out a Community Question on the first Friday of every month. (I know, I know. This is actually the second Friday of July, but I didn’t think of the idea in time for the first Friday!)
I would love for each and every one of you to weigh in on the question, and get a discussion going in the comments section. I think we can learn a lot from each other. And along those lines, if you have a question you’d like me to toss out, go ahead and send me an email, and I’ll get it scheduled!
For this Friday, here’s my question:
Is punishment ever appropriate or effective in training? I try to focus solely on positive, reward-based training, but when – if ever – is it okay to, say, squirt bottle your dog? Give a leash correction? A time out?