He’s doing his best to be obedient
As a dog trainer, I hear that often from my clients. Guess what-neither do I. But what makes you think that a correction means inflicting pain for your pet? It doesn’t!
How do you know what punishment physically hurts. We all love our dogs, and that’s why I developed Obedience Please Dog Training, and the Obedience Please methods. They are based on the science of Behavior Modification, Evolution, and Psychology. The Obedience Please definition of well trained is a dog that obeys when given a command the first time every time.
It helps to understand there is no command, be obedient. It’s too abstract for the intellect of a k9. We have to develop obedience as a way of life. The commands are the tools to bring this about.