Originally Posted by Danefied
When is it okay, IS it ever okay to hit your dog?
In an emergency, I will do what I gotta do.
In play, Squash loves to be thumped and slapped.
In training, no. I will put a prong collar on Squash in really high distraction environments, but I don't pop it. He just won't pull against it. Scootering, Squash will sometimes get so entranced by something that I have to physically pull him back onto the trail. But it's like... using his harness to pull him backwards, not anything like a pop or jerk. It's just for fun, so I don't need to be hardcore about it.