When you deter a pet from doing something, it can leave a behavior gap or vacuum. The pet will try something else. You must help the pet choose the right behavior(s) by reinforcing good alternatives.
Module 11: Rule #5:
Choose the Right Intensity
Punishers range in intensity from mild to severe. Severe ones have greater potential to cause harm, mild ones may not be effective. You have to choose wisely to get it right.
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