How to Punish a Dog ?

How can I punish a dog without hurting him?

how to punish a dog ?

Your dog always do what he wants, he doesn’t listen to you, he ravages the whole house , he is digging , stealing food , fighting , biting and becomes really unbearable, you want to discipline him to give him a lesson but you don’t want to hurt him ? 

Here is a list of effective punishments for your pooch so that he understands what you expect from him and that he stops committing all his stupidities and especially without breaking the bond and the confidence that your dog has in you:

First of all, you should know that there is no better way than the Obedience Training to really end the bad behavior of your puppy or dog, so these punishments should only be a temporary solution for your dog and they should not become a habit and a way to interact with your dog.

The following is a list of punishments that you should never subject your dog to

These are positive punishments that are no longer valid and that do more harm than good for the dog and really cause learning and behavioural problems:

  • Never Hitting him on the head
  • Never Hitting it with your newspaper or magazine
  • Never Hitting it on sensitive areas such as the muzzle
  • Never Yelling at him and showing your anger
  • Never Grab him by the neck and shake him or strangle him …
  • No Kicks in the buttocks
  • Never Pull him with force using his leash or strangle him with
  • No electric collar
  • no spiked collar …etc…
  • Never Strangle him with his necklace …
  • Never Isolate your dog for a long period of time
  • Never Ignore bad behaviour without a remedy!
  • Finally, Punishing your dog or puppy should never last long (less than 5 mn )

Punishing your dog in the wrong way could make him aggressive

Here is the result of a study on the relationship between the kind of physical punishment used against the dog and the level of aggressiveness that this punishment triggers in the dog in question.

Want some ideas on how to discipline your dog? Here they are:

1- It’s better to anticipate your dog’s unwanted behaviour and avoid it 

First of all, I must tell you that the best way to discipline your dog is to anticipate his misdeeds and prevent them long before they happen,

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Your dog loves to chew on your socks? don’t leave them lying around anymore!

Your dog loves to steal your little girl’s Breakfast Bacon in the morning before she goes to school? stay with her until she finishes eating …etc.

Example

If you have a destructive dog and you have to go away for a while and leave him alone at home, start by picking up everything that could make him want to chew …etc…

Then make sure you take the best toy from the dog and use it to play with him for a few minutes before you leave and leave him alone. 

By doing so, you will draw his full attention to the game and that’s what he will do when you leave the house.

2- The negative punishment 

It is in fact not to reward your dog for bad behaviour or behaviour that is not completely exemplary.

If for example your dog jumps on you every time you come home from work, which is a bad habit because he will do it again even with your friends or even strangers, you should not pet him anymore if he does that !

Ignoring your dog and not petting him will persuade him to jump on you when you come home, and as soon as he understands that you don’t want him to jump on you anymore and he stays calm when you open the door, you will reinforce this behavior by rewarding him with petting …etc…

Other examples of negative punishment for Dogs and puppies

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If you are walking your dog and he continues to pull on his leash, instead of pulling on the leash yourself and risking injury to his neck, the best thing to do is to stop completely and take away your dog’s enjoyment of the walk, which will not please him and will encourage him to stop pulling on his leash.

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Once your dog will loosen the leash and stop pulling, you will then resume walking.

Another example of a negative punishment for your dog is if he bites your hand when you play with him. 

What you need to do is get up immediately, stop playing with your dog; ignore him completely until he calms down.

By doing so, you have taken away his enjoyment of playing with you and he will soon make the connection between the fact that he bit your hand and stopping the game.

In short, negative punishment when the dog acts badly and positive reinforcement when he resumes his good behaviour.

3-Start the punishment by Ignoring bad behaviour 

Dogs usually misbehave just to get their master’s attention !

So you need to ignore your dog’s misbehaviour and then redirect his attention and energy to do something positive and reward him for it.

Example: Your dog or puppy is tearing your socks, what are you going to do then?

Ignore him, then take his favorite toy, hold the toy in your hand, move away from the dog and you will see that he will soon join you and leave your sock alone.

Give him his toy and go pick up the sock without your dog noticing you doing it !

4- Sanction your dog by using the ” No” or ” Stop it ” command

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This is the punishment with a negative marker, you must in fact shout firmly using the “No” or “Stop it” command. I’m not telling you to shout for several seconds ! no, just once…

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This technique is to be used when you catch your dog doing something stupid ! You can also use a PET CORRECTOR. 

5- Use a punishment that your dog understands

The ideal punishment is to block the road for your dog and ask him to back off.

this punishment is even applied by the dominant dog of the pack to put the dogs of the lower ranks in their place

So you’re going to stand in front of your dog, look at him in the eyes and walk towards him, which will force him to move backwards, it’s a kind of humiliation but don’t worry, that’s not how your dog will interpret it and it works as a punishment.

6- Punish your dog by chaining the commands

If your dog makes a mistake, you will use a firm tone, call him to you and ask him to obey by executing successive commands.

Begin by asking your dog to make sure, then lie down and get up, …and repeat this sequence two or three times.

You’re going to remind him who’s the boss and he’ll soon make the connection with the stupidity he just committed.

7- Discipline your dog by sending him to his basket (crate) or by isolating him for a while

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If you are at home and none of the other sanctions work, you can punish your dog by sending him to lie in his basket or enter his crate right after he has done something wrong.

The last possible sanction for a dog is to isolate him for no more than 5 minutes by putting him in a small room, alone and closing the back door after you give him the “sit” command.

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Sending your dog outside is not a sanction, on the contrary it is a reward, so you have to send him in a room where he will stay alone.

Punishing your dog by isolating him is to leave him alone in a “poor” environment, no distraction or interaction with a human or another animal and where he has no access to his toys …etc…

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If I must insist on one thing when it comes to punishing your puppy, it’s to never use his crate as a prison !

Never yell too loud at your puppy and no physical punishment either.

Use the other methods I showed you in this article but be a little more lenient towards your puppy, because he is still too young to become a gentleman.

Conclusion 

All these punishments can be avoided if you train your dog, start with the Crate training, as soon as you bring your puppy home, and continue to train your dog all his life, so that he learns all the time to behave well and be really happy in your company because he will always know what you expect from him.

Dont Forget :

You must never punish or discipline your dog without making him understand why and above all you must always encourage the dog to do a good deed and reward him right after the punishment.

M Samy pet blogger and author at famillypet

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