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I brought a bunch of dog books at a yard sale. I immediately thought of DF skimming through some of them as several of the training books should be called guides on how to punish your dog. There's a part about smacking/hitting your dog with a newspaper and a part about smacking and punishing a dog for showing aggression. O.O
 

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Methods for training have difinatly changed for the better. It is so much better having a dog obey out of love and admiration for you rather than out of fear.
 

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I was slightly surprised by how much a couple of these books discuss punishing the dog. Punish for this. Punish for that. Punish for this. Smacking and hitting a dog is very much a part of housetraining in several of the books as well. One was from the mid 90s I believe. Fairly recent.
 

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I bought a vintage novel by Albert Payson Terhune. I thought it was really cool because I love Collies and it was a first edition. I couldn't read past the first few pages because they were constantly drowning puppies and even though it was fiction, I couldn't take it.

Times sure have changed, though we still have a long way to go.
 
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