She’s ultra modern, Sarah Hodgson, author of “Modern Dog Parenting:Raising Your Dog or Puppy to be a Loving Member of Your Family,” on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World has some pretty strong views on how to raise pets and kids – as you can HEAR her now.
We talk about punishment, and how it works with kids and with dogs. And we talk about how instead of punishment, offer the dog an alternative behavior. If the dog is doing what you DO want, then the dog isn’t doing what you DON’T want.
Hodgson, who is a certified animal behavior consultant, says screaming doesn’t do any good, and getting tense is an outcome that isn’t helpful.
Now, go get your ball!