– Hey, everybody, how are you? It’s Jeff Gellman, Solid K9 Training, with my What Would Jeff Do? dog training tip of the day. Tip number 171. A lot of nonsense going on out there, always been a lot of nonsense going out there. People are yelling, people are screaming, about positive and reward and punishment you don’t need. But let’s make it really, really clear, really, really simple. Whenever you want to teach a new behavior, or reinforce a behavior that you want more of, you use a reward for the dog. Whenever you want to decrease, eliminate, suppress, lessen a dog from doing something, you use punishment. So you need to learn how to properly reward a dog, and properly punish a dog, in order to train what you want, eliminate what you don’t want. People are gonna yell and scream that you don’t need to use punishment. Listen. You might feel that you don’t need to do that, you might feel a certain way. But guess what? Facts don’t care about your feelings. Jeff Gelmann, Solid K9 Training, I’m madly in love with you.If you’re not doing that, if you’re not doing a balance, you’re leaving out 50% at a minimum, of a conversation for your dog, you will struggle, your dog will struggle, you are gonna be stuck, your dog will be stuck. We see it all the time, that’s just the way it is. So, learn how to reward, learn how to properly punish. Jeff Gelmann, Solid K9 Training, madly in love with you.Take care, bye. .