disciplining a dog and a child: are they similar?

@Cutie18f (9560)
Philippines
February 11, 2010 9:45pm CST
I've had dogs and I have never tried training any of them. That is why they get quite spoiled sometimes. HOwever, the arrival of a new dog changed all that since one dog is the jealous type and would want to be king and rule everyone. I noticed that he had the tendency to "play" rough games with the new dog which is a harmless and sweet labrador. I noticed him trying to play in a rough way which would hurt the lab. What is worse is that, the other dog would follow him and pick on the poor lab. ONe day, I found them chasing and biting the lab, so I had to get a belt, screamed at the top of my voice shouting, "No-no!" several times and at the same time giving the jealous dog a whip along with the "no-no" words. Guess what? This stopped him and became afraid. He cowered and stopped with his nasty game. The next time he wanted to do it again, I only had to say "no-no" firmly and he'd stop. So I said to myself, "Cool. So that's it. Just one whipping and he gets the message". Do you think disciplining a child can be done this way? The jealous dog now recognizes "no-no" said firmly. He obeys so I no longer have to whip him. I think it would work the same way with misbehaving kids, don't you think so?
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@BlueGhost (130)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 10
Almost similar,, but the difference is the dog have four legs and your child not
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@MrKennedy (1993)
12 Feb 10
Most certainly not. For starters, children and dogs act in many different ways (they aren't even of the same species). Try treating a child like a dog and I assure you, child agencies will be onto you quicker than you'll be able to say "good boy Fido".
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@udayrao2 (782)
• India
12 Feb 10
I think they are very similar - though I feel humans ( kids) take a little longer to learn something.But discipling a child by punishing him by physical methods is absolutely a no-no, so also with puppies, otherwise both may grow up to be violent and loss of temper at the smallest provocation.
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@udayrao2 (782)
• India
12 Feb 10
that word should be disciplining- sorry typo mistake
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• Philippines
12 Feb 10
Nope, they are different a dog is a dog and a child is a human. Dog is an animals even if they follow you they could not reciprocate you in return and they speak languages which different from ours. So the matter of discipline is highly different and they could be no comparison. I tend to discipline my dog and cat b saying few word like stop and go then they understand but before they could understand it I have to say it to them repetitively and even have to shout on them to really recall it on their mind since they also have a hard time teaching them and still retain their wild manner unless you always on their side to monitor them not to behave like their other animals playmates. I care many pets before but now it is reduce to 1 since raising, feeding of animals is really a hard task for me it is like having a baby they need attention and when they are still young have to clean them like bathing or cleaning their trash and wastes since they do not yet know to care for themselves the way to care for them is like one is caring a young child and just could not be neglected.
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@flagella08 (5067)
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
they're way far different. dogs don't speak up when they wanna complain and they're very carefree. while the child is human and humans argue a lot of times and don't obey at all times.
@anjohanna (156)
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
definitely they are different in many ways.
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• India
12 Feb 10
Comparing a dog to a child is just not sensible. A dog cant understand what your saying and just reacts to the pain when you hit him while on the other hand a child has his own feelings and understands what you want. So instead of just spanking him you should try to be patient with him. This way he will understand that you care for him and start respecting your needs. So in my opinion hitting a child is not a good way to get your message to a child.
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@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
It think its not the same, animals think to follow just for survival while humans respect each other..
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@timasma (123)
• Poland
12 Feb 10
No, I have to disagree with that. You can't whip a child until they behave, I think it's wrong. The way my kids are I would have to whip them every hour. I'm more the type of using punishment, they go to the naughty corner if they get naughty, that is seating on chair until they reflect for a little while and are ready to say sorry. It works OK, believe me. With the dogs I can just say to you, they get frightened, if you hurt them they just get scared of you, I use to have two dogs "boxer's", one was actually naughty and the other one was just so calm. My ex use to be really hard on them and a few times he really smack one of the dogs really hard. The dog didn't like him much in the end. I've had dogs ever since I was a child, I know dog's are not stupid, if you are aggressive with them they will respond with aggression too in the end, maybe not now but someday when you less expect it, that can be towards you or anyone in the house, even a child. I would rather teach a dog the right way, because by whipping the dog, you make him lose trust in you, and if the dog doesn't trust you how can you trust the dog?
@tess5162 (66)
• United States
12 Feb 10
I think there are similarities between kids and dogs. Both have to be trained to learn right from wrong. They both can easily be spoiled and feelings hurt. I Love puppies and when I had them they were apart of the family. To me they were just like having another kid. they can get jealous and protective. puppies are the greatest and can be your best friends!!
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• United States
12 Feb 10
A dog learns pretty quick. I have spanke my child and for th next week or so all I have to say is "Do you want a spanking?" and the bad behavior goes away like the dogs did. But children son forget and they also test limits. It is easier and more effective with a child to take things away tht they really like instead of spanking them. That way you give them the power over their behavior. "If you do this you cant watch tv" or something like that. A dog you can not explain things to like that. So actually children and dogs are different in that respect.
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@choybel (5053)
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
If your child is a dog then it's similar otherwise I'd say you're crazy...
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@ifa225 (11093)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 10
of course it is not, Child have a reaction to argue, while dog have not. I would say it is easier to disciplining the dog than the child. Child have a willing to said no and yes while the dog just receive what they had told.
• Canada
15 Feb 10
Had this dog been trained a whip wouldn't have been necessary. The no would hve been good enough or perhaps BAD DOG. As far as kids if u do not what to discipline you r kids from the start to respect others, well.
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
I don't think it's the same.dogs can be taught tricks and good behavior.dogs will learn that what they did was wrong.they will not reason out.what they will know is,"this is wrong,and if I do this I will be punished".children will reason out. they will say things that will "help" them get out of trouble.
• Canada
13 Feb 10
Although I don't condone the whipping aproach that you took, dogs and children are much different. Dogs maintain a heirarchy, especially if there are 2 or more. They become territorial and need to establish dominance within the pack. What you have done is assert that YOU are the dominant in the pack so that has seemed to solve the problem. You can be force ful with a child and tell them no no over and over and over again and they may still be defiant because that is the nature of children. They are super energenic curious human beings and higher than dogs. The only thing I could really compare between raising the two is that you have to be repetative and consistent with the discipline that you dole out. The key is to discipline while acquiring respect, not fear and unfortunately beatings only encourage fear, not respect. Cheers.
• United States
13 Feb 10
two totally different things lol dogs dont react kids WILL react dogs will mostly obey you kids will NOT obey trust me i know
@dreamnishu (1253)
• China
12 Feb 10
Honestly telling you i am so disappointed to see your question. Child is a human and a dog is a animal. Human is more powerful then any animal. So no way to compare a human with an animal. I am really confused how a human can things like that. Well different people different think. But if you use your brain then you will get the answer by yourself.
@habby69 (122)
12 Feb 10
totally different things..we can't compare human beings and animals.there are many differences in making a child and a dog disciplined..don't try things on child that u try on dog or do with the dog...
@urbandekay (18308)
12 Feb 10
Congratulations, you have made your dog afraid of you, what you haven't done is to train him. Furthermore, you are an idiot beating your dog, if you were in UK I would report you to the authorities and I hope they would arrest you and give you a whipping too. If you feel you have to beat a dog then you have failed as an owner and a trainer. You are not a fit person to own a dog much less a child, go and improve yourself before you come in to contact with either again all the best urban