Spanking Pets?

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  1. Dangels

    Dangels Surrounded by Dane-Angels

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    Well, there is a thread like this on another forum that I visit daily.... and i'm shocked to see that there are actually some people out there who still believe that it's fine to use the "old school" methods of dog training, in other words, I am shocked that in this day and age, some people still hit when they do something wrong. I am VERY against "spanking" pets, as I believe that there are many other, much more effective methods of dog training. I feel that hitting pets when they do something wrong only leaves them confused, and can even potentially cause fear aggression.

    So, how do you all feel about this?
     
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    borzoimom Couch Pototoe City

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    I am sorry but I have yet to see a mother dog smack a puppy...
    Stay here on chaz where you meet real dog people..
     
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    Growling can do more than a spank !
     
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    Bahamutt99 Dafuq?

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    I smack my dogs on their butts to get their attention, or to play with them. They seem to know the difference, based on my mood. So you can call me a little old-school. I don't take them over my knee and paddle them, but a swat on the ass when they're fixating on the cat? I've done that.
     
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    I am 100% against using this kind of physical punishment for any reason. It serves more to stroke the ego and satify feelings of anger for the human than it does to teach the pet a dang thing.

    I just don't get why people can't just use the brains that they were given.... :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't use or believe in using physical force to punish a dog, I don't hit, shove, collar correct, pinch or yell at with the exception of a noise to get attention, it's not punishment as I simply make a noise which may be loud and then give a command once his ears pivot my way.
     
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    I don't believe in physical punishments either. My lab is fear aggressive, could you imagine what I'd create if I used physical punishment on her? :yikes:

    My friend's husband has a doberman, and he believes in spanking her when she's bad, and shoving her face in her mess to housetrain. His dog is very sweet and loves attention, so I make sure to smother her in attention when I'm there. The poor thing is also very jumpy and afraid to do anything at all unless you tell her its ok first. Not a happy dog.
     
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    Do I see some BG faces in your new siggy? I signed up to foster for the NBG rescue group. I so love their little faces and want to get to know then better.
     
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    I am completely against spanking pets! It is ineffective and in my opinion cruel. There are so many other methods to training a dog, just like with children. Hitting shouldn't be used on either.
     
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    Yes!!!!:D Have you seen this little girl? She NEEDS to come home with me!!!!
    I used to get the odd one through class every now and then and then I ended up taking one home after a breeder neglect case. I've been in LOVE with this breed ever since. I've never met a more comical, silly, ruff n' tumble and DEVOTED dog in all my years. I'll always have a griffy to love.

    http://www.brusselsgriffonrescue.org/rescued/angelique08-11-08.html
     
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    The difference between dogs and children is comparing apples to oranges ! I would never spank a two year old , nor spank a dog !
     
  12. Squishy22

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    I've done that also. I still do it from time to time.

    My dad, on the other hand, used to beat the dogs for peeing on the floor. Stuff like that is abuse.

    Do not intentionally hurt your dog unless your are ready for them to protect themselves. I've seen people hit their dog, get bit, and then beat them even worse for biting...
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Because they dont know any better. Thankfully, yall worked me over, and saved me before it was too late :hail:.

    My entire family uses "old school methods". Shoving their face in the pee, spanking and the handy dandy rolled up newspaper. I've tried over and over to tell them what they are doing is useless but they know best (see where I get my attitude from :p) There are better more efficient ways to "train" and create a strong bond with you. And I've realized that once you create a strong bond and leadership all you will need is a simple verbal correction.
     
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    I can honestly say......I'M SO HAPPY TO SEE YOU BACK HERE GSDlover!!!!!!:D
     
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    Big Time Kudos To YOU......:hail:
     
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    Ditto- absoultly unacceptable IMO in this day and age with so much information on more effective and dog friendly methods/
     
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    when I was little I did that with my dog... but no more!
     
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    *takes bow* thankyou thankyou very much!!!!:D
     
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    Lilavati Arbitrary and Capricious

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    I'll swat, lightly, but its to get her attention. In fact, I'm usually just swinging my hand against the tips of her ears. So its not meant to be punishment, and, having done it to myself, it doesn't hurt. Its just to get her to stop fixating on something. But that's definately not spanking. And her reaction tends to be "Huh? What? Oh? Yes?"

    I don't believe in spanking a dog. I do think there are RARE situations in which a hard swat might be in order, but, as I've stated before, physical punishment is the nuclear bomb of dog training . . . it might be in the arsenal, but you never want to use it. But repeated hitting? No. Never.
     

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