Link to a published article by Eileen Anderson, Eileen and Dogs

This is an excellent resource published by Eileen Anderson in 2015

From the article:

"Here are two reference lists for the side effects of the use of aversives in punishment, negative reinforcement, and without behavioral change.

  • The first section lists nine types of fallout that are documented and includes references for each.
  • The second section lists studies that found negative effects of the use of aversives specifically on dogs. Many include a link to a user-friendly and clear discussion of the article (click on “See commentary” at the end of many entries.)"

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Valerie Barry


I am an experienced trainer committed to helping pets and their parents build great relationships and find solutions to behaviour challenges. I specialize in puppies, adolescents and all levels of problem behaviour. ~North/West Vancouver, and Fernie, BC~