Punishment

Podcast - Understanding Punishment

Podcast Episode 18: Understanding Punishment

My name is Ralf Weber, and I am a TWC Certified Professional Dog Trainer. I have 18 years of experience working with dogs. This is my podcast ‘Dog Talk’ on anything dog-related. I am the author of the dog book ‘If Your Dog Could Talk – Understand Your Dog Like Never Before.’ I am also a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

In this episode, we’ll discuss the concept of punishment. This is the follow-up promised in episode nine about reinforcement. But, while reinforcement is about creating behaviors, punishment is about controlling and stopping behaviors.

Punishment hardly sounds good and evokes all kinds of emotions. Instead of piling on, we keep it factual to clear up misconceptions. Understand how punishment is inevitable, and you are probably doing it right now and are just calling it something else.

We discuss how the common understanding of the term leads to emotional and unproductive attitudes. Further, we review how psychology defines punishment and the proper application of learning science. What it is and isn’t, and how it fits into the overall process of dog training.

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