– Hey everybody, how are you? It’s Jeff Gellman with Solid K9 Training with my What Would Jeff Do? Dog Training Tip of the Day, Tip #157. Look who’s in the house. (laughs) – Hi! – That’s Joelle, she’s gonna do a Facebook Live right after this. We just finished an almost two hour Q & A. She filled in for Linda. Linda’s not feeling well at all today. And it’s not ’cause she’s hungover from the Taylor Swift concert. But anyway, why do I talk about punishment so much? Like, Jeff, you talk about punishment all the time. Well number one, I’m doing it because, I mean, we have tons of videos on how to reward your dog, and there’s so many videos out there about how to reward your dog, and how to get your dog, you know, to do something.But the only way to stop your dog from an unwanted behavior, is punishment. And I’m trying to also make sure people understand, how to properly punish a dog. There’s actually a proper way. You know, you’re not yelling, you’re not screaming, you’re not mad, you’re not angry. But there’s actually a proper way to methodically do it in a way so the dog understands what it did was wrong, and it won’t repeat it. And that’s the only way to actually stop an unwanted behavior. It’s also the only way to proof your obedience around high levels of distraction. So, it’s very important for people either to go to the next level or to stop things that usually you end up surrendering your dog for.Not too many people are surrendering their dog because, yeah, you know what, dog just didn’t hold a down stay for longer than 10 minutes. And, yeah, you know you, just, no. It’s always because my dog was doing something I couldn’t stop. That’s usually what the problem is. So, I talk about punishment all the time, but that’s not all we do. 10% of our world revolves around punishment, but a lot of my videos talk about it because nobody else seems to be. And, that’s not, you know. So I think it’s important though that owners understand, it’s actually a critical part of the dog training spectrum, you know? So most people ask me questions on, “Jeff, how do I stop, fill in the blank?” The answer is, well, I don’t believe in training an alternative behavior, ’cause great, like, how do I speak better English? Oh! Learn French! No.Doesn’t work that way. So, that’s why I do it, because you need it. Everybody needs it, and nobody’s talking about it. So I’ll talk about it. Jeff Gellman, Solid K9 Training. I am madly in love with you. If you didn’t see my YouTube Live tonight, almost two hours of Q & A, jump on over to that. It’s number 439, I think. Been doing it for a long time. Q & A shows for over 10 years. What Would Jeff Do? WWJD. Madly in love with you, and I’ll talk to you soon. Bye. .