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Old 10-03-17, 10:58 AM
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Re: Impulse control and sweets

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Originally Posted by Mcosta21980 View Post
I started punishing him for the poor choices and to be honest he doesn’t seem phased by it.
Oh, perhaps not in a way that is visible to you, but believe me, associating judgment, punishment, food, and parental love is creating an environment where “phased” will be the least of it.

Lead by example, engage in dialog to see what his motivation is...it might just be hunger...and more than anything, encourage and reward positive behaviors, do not punish undesired ones.

Due to the nature of the mammalian nervous system, operant conditioning with positive reinforcement works a treat with both dogs and human beings.


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Ian
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