'Not only is punishment risky, but it also fails to teach the dog an acceptable alternate behaviour. The dog does not learn what to do the next time he is in the same situation. He only learns to fear the situation.' Emma Parsons, Click to Calm p73
Sunday, 3 April 2011
Dedicating this post to Mello, my friend's cat who was run over by a car today. I've only seen him once (my friend lives about five hours away, in Wales), but he was the most laidback boy ever. Poor, gorgeous boy.