Originally Posted by pandybear
hey that's okay
i bet he's glad you don't do it anymore lol cats are so hard to discipline sometimes because it's hard to know what to do with them when they misbehave, dogs you can tie up for a while and they know they have done something wrong...cats, well they are a different story
I wasn't going to reply to this post initially because this is a cat site, but I have to say it....Dogs don't learn anymore than cats would
"tying them up for awhile".
Dogs learn a correction from a particular behaviour within 30 seconds, that is the connection to bad behavior...bam..correction must be within a 30 second span of time..IE< if you are not there to immediately correct a behaviour, then its of no use...
I just hate when I hear stories of people stating that they came home, and the dog chewed up the garbage, but the dog was "looking guilty" so he must have known..and so I a) tied him up outside, or b) yelled at him or c) rubbed his nose in it (for housebreaking mistakes usually) or d) punished him in any other way..
Dogs do not "feel guilty" like humans do and you can't attribuite human emotion.
They do sense anger very well...They know that you are angry when you see the garbage, for example, and this is why they act this way.
I am not saying this is you, but I don't like this misinformation out there for anyone who could be reading.....
Tying up a dog for awhile even at the outset of bad behaviour is not the way to correct a behaviour either..I would suggest immediate correction only.
A firm no, and supervision is usually sufficient if your dog is involved in obedience classes and a daily training schedule...
(which of course I fully advocate and wish were mandatory)
Tying up a dog simply gets them out of your hair for awhile.
It doesn't solve the behaviour..
The dog WILL feel something is wrong, but they won't know what IT is.
I don't mean to come off as heavy handed or bossy
but like cats, this is an area that is close to my heart...