Some people perceive that correcting a dog is mean and harsh. Being respectful of their opinion, I have to strongly disagree. If you properly correct your dog when they are doing something wrong, you are guiding them in the right direction. This is really a productive action, not a punitive one.
- When you correct your dog, you can only do it as they are doing something wrong. You can not correct them after the event has taken place. Dogs live in the "here and now". You must correct in the "here and now".
- Do not yell and scream when you are correcting. Be calm, firm, and dominant.