Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Shame Game: Why It Doesn’t Work In Dogs

The Shame Game: Why It Doesn't Work In DogsIt’s a statement I’ve heard to many times before. 
An owner will come home to find a chewed up shoe or a big puddle on the floor and utter something similar to this: 
“Then I took him right over to the puddle and said ‘bad dog, what did you do’. He knew he did wrong because he looked so guilty.”
And here is the honest, scientific truth: He or she has absolutely no idea what he/she did was wrong! 
The poor pup is just reacting to the owner’s tone and possibly anger. It is a faulty way of disciplining because the dog is not learning a thing.
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