Semantics are a bitch.
The word Punishment brings up images of “Mommy Dearest” style wire hanger beatings.
But the truth is that in technical terminology, Punishment just means that it decreased something. It’s a description of the effect of what you did. Not a description OF what you did. Make sense?
This post came to me reading a blog from Denise Fenzi called “Have to VS Want To”. It’s actually a good blog (I typically like Fenzi a lot). But…. Technically….. I’m in the “other” camp.
I use punishments.
Of course…. The problem is…..
I am super gentle. As gentle as I can possibly get away with.
I AM NOT in the same camp as the yank and crank crowd.
I’ll show you what I mean.
Here is a video of me working with Jax on his “Look” command.
Using corrections to proof it.
So….. There it is.
Not everyone that uses corrections and punishments are abusive assholes.
Even if there are abusive assholes that use them.
Just make sure that when you get in arguments on the internet, you at least know what THEY mean when they use certain words. Can make a HUGE difference in how you see them.