A ‘time out” is a common punishment for children at school or kindergarten – when they misbehave, they are separated from their friends, so that they could think and reflect about what they’ve done. Dogs can resemble young children in many ways, so it makes sense to give them similar punishments, right?
It depends on who you ask. This family seems to think a “time out” is an effective punishment for dogs, but we beg to differ. Children might spend their time out reflecting on their behavior, but dogs forget what they did wrong pretty quickly.