Originally Posted by performanceknls
I really hate this no conflict or no correction type training that has popped up where they redirect behaviour but never fix the root of the problem. I will say this though it has made my business grow because when people get tired of that not working then I get business to fix it! lol There is such a small percentage of dogs that really works for it's jut not reasonable for the general public. I see so many of these trainers and their dog are of the the worst behaved and no control. It's just like raising kids and how the new methods have made such lazy and self entitled children... what happened to a good old fashion swat to the butt? lol
Most of my training I teach is motivational but behaviour problems are easily corrected with showing them what they can and cannot do. My own dogs know I do not put up this that sort of crap and I'm a little harder on my own dogs as I expect more out of them. That's why I said I would snatch my own dog by the ear but suggested the scruff in the thread. You have to know how much pressure to put on a dog so you do not end up of a dog who fears you. Again you want respect not fear.
I can definitely say I kind of take offense to that....
I wasn't knocking your method just simply asking why you chose that route and whether or not it related to training sport dogs.
I can say that I am not a trainer who believes in zero consequences....I just choose to go a different route. I also do not need my dogs to be 'sharp' as you would when training Schutzhund. My dogs are very well mannered and live with small children and not once would any think to put their mouth on anyone inappropriately. And when I as something I ask once and get my result. That has been achieved through utilizing motivators to get to the goal. My dogs work for me because they respect me as their leader.
As for the original question....the OP's dog is very young. Negative associations of any kind at that age would raise red flags to me. First a dog needs to understand what you are asking of him before adding a correction or you are correcting uselessly.
Again, that is only my opinion. I am not saying it is right or better than anyone else's and hope that the same respect is given. Different sides of the fence will have that effect on people