I have seen many posts on behaviour whereby the method used of correction is the squirt bottle. I would like to know how many people agree with this mode of correction.
IMO if you are using the squirt bottle indiscriminately, then it doesn't correct the behaviour as much as masks it. Wouldn't it be better to try to correct the behaviour in a positive way rather than using the bottle? Again, this is my own opinion, and I have been training dogs for about 10-12 years now, and I see this all the time. It may take a little longer to find a way to correct the behaviour in a positive way, but I'm seeing over use of the squirt bottle.
I'm not trying to PO anyone, just a query.