I came across a great quote in Gun Dog magazine the other day about consistency with our dogs, “Corrections are consistent when canine misdeeds are always corrected appropriately. If misbehavior is sometimes ignored, the dog must experiment every day to see what the boss currently permits.” Pro Tips – Spaniels – Gary Breithbarth G&D Kennels, CA. Gun Dog Oct 2007.
The idea is to be consistent with correction and what behavior is acceptable and what is not. Otherwise we have dogs that need to test us on everything all the time. Additionally, I think this make for a more unstable dog, because they donâ€™t ever know where they stand.