Have you seen Whiplash? Remember what J.K. Simmons’ character says about the phrase “Good Job”?
I’ll let J.K. tell you, using some colorful adult language, so I can stick with my goal of using all positive language.
I rather enjoyed Whiplash and this scene sums up its theme. Maybe that is how a great artist becomes One of The Greats.
On the other hand, I believe that to raise a Great Dog, the two most beneficial words are “Good job.”
Leo jumped onto this raised dock in a parking lot with just a little encouragement, and you bet I cheered him on.
“Good boy!” I gave him cheese. Mia hopped right up beside him and was happy to be rewarded with her rubber ball.
Would throwing a cymbal at Leo’s head help him jump onto the next metaphorical dock he encounters? Or will he remember how good it felt to make his people so proud they smiled and cheered and gave him cheese?
For the A to Z Challenge, I’m using all positive language in my posts. Find out how I discovered the benefits of positive reinforcement training in my book, Bark and Lunge!
After checking out some of the other A to Z Challenge bloggers, how about visiting some Wordless Wednesday blog hoppers and telling them “Good Job”?
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