Dog digs hole- 30 minuets locked in crate and is scolded- she doesn't do it again for a longer amount of time.
Now do you understand what this post is about? It is likely you do. Now, what happens when this punishment has been completed and the dog is let out of the crate? It is simple. NO praise, NO touch, and NO talk. So, I basically continue on with the day as if nothing ever happened, but at the same time, i don't give any special attention for at least 5 minuets. Why? Well, when i do this i simply make it clear that i am NOT taking back the punishment, and i do NOT feel bad for her ( that is, unless she hurts herself in those 5 minuets.). Does this seem harsh to you? Unreasonable? Or do you agree with this? Do you think it makes sense to punish a dog in this way? Honestly, I have seen a HUGE change in her personality- in the good, and in bad. She does not seem like a different dog, she just has less bad habits, and more good habits. She is still the same hipper, spirited dog i have always had!
Do you agree with this? Why or why not?