The other day I was walking with my Shiba Inu when I came across one of my neighbors. He is a very pleasant fella, so we got to talking about our animals (he is really big into cats).
Both my dogs (Shiba Inu and Siberian Husky) have pretty high prey drives, so I was explaining to him that when they see cats they would pretty much obsess on the kitty, and sometimes even quiver with anticipation. I know they would surely hunt the cat down if not restrained.
In response, my neighbor said, “Just slap him on the muzzle.”
At first I thought he was joking. But later, I realized that he was actually being serious.
Does the muzzle slap technique work well for training a dog?
If not a muzzle slap then what should we do when our dog behaves badly?