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|He isn't the only trainer in the USA to promotes exercising their dogs, Victoria Stillwell does as well as others. Just because he promotes exercising dogs doesn't give him the right to abuse dogs which some of his methods are.
I don't think that CM looks uncomfortable because but he did give the impression that they were set replies that he is used to saying, in fact a lot of it showed just how little knowledge he has about dogs.
Alan brought up the punch to the neck, that can kill a dogs, get it wrong and the dog's trachea can be seriously damaged, this is the story of one of my dogs that I adopted http://tracheotomy-in-dogs.yolasite.com/ My vet thinks the damage was done by a choke chain but we don't know.
CM also showed his lack of knowledge of positive training, rewards are not always treats, in fact I rarely use treats, the reward has to be something that the dog finds as a reward not our idea of what they should find rewarding. I know someone who has a Lurcher, he was very difficult to train because he didn't think anything was a reward until one day she had been trying to train him but he wouldn't work so she walked out of the room forgetting that she had left treats in her jacket pocket which was on the back of the chair. She walked back in to find that he had got the treats and was enjoying them. Since then she allows him to do that after a training session and now he loves training sessions because she has found out what HE thinks is a reward.
Of course punishment works, it does with children as well, but it also develops fear of the people who are punishing them. A dog or child may not look like they are frightened when they think they may get punished, a lot can be bravado, but it is still there. It also depends on what the punishment is.
Abuse is abuse no matter who or what it is done to.
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