Time-Out Protocol

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Time-outs work really well for ending unwanted behaviours like play-biting, demand barking, and bullying other dogs. You can do a time-out by removing your dog from a reinforcer or removing the reinforcer from your dog. Time-outs only work if you are consistent and do them every time your dog performs the unwanted behaviour. Therefore, expect to do multiple time-outs before seeing any progress.

What can a time-out look like?

Examples of when to use a time-out:

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