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Using Spray Mist as a Means of Punishing Your Dog
- Immediately after your dog emits the target response, go to where he is. Do not call him to you.
- Scold your dog with your unsettling voice, as you loudly tell him No!
- Then, just a second or so after telling him no, spray your dog in the face.
Be sure to use clean water and make certain that the dial on the spray bottle is set to spray in order to ensure a misty delivery. Also, take care not to use a spray bottle that has ever, at any time contained any substances that could prove harmful should some inadvertently get into your dog's eyes.
Never use this or any other punishment procedure with a dog that might conceivably bite you in response. If in doubt, check with a dog training professional in your area before proceeding.