International Positive Dog Training Association
Setting The International Standard For Humane Dog Training
Spray Training Products
Tool: Spray Training Products
Rating: Unacceptable due to high risk of causing stress, anxiety and/or fear for the dog.
Operant Sequence: Positive Punishment or Negative Reinforcment
• Adding something unpleasant to decrease the likelihood that a behaviour will be repeated.
For example, spraying the dog to decrease the likelihood that it will bark.
• Removing something unpleasant to increase the likelihood that a behaviour will be repeated.
For example, ending the spray when the dog stops barking to increase the likelihood that it will remain quiet. (avoidance conditioning)
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