Author Archives: James O'Heare


Positively Expert: James O'Heare

James O'Heare, CABC, PABC, is the President of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, Director of the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals, and editor of the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behavior. James has studied psychology and animal behavior extensively, and has written many books on dog behavior.

Clarifying Permanence of Punishment

Posted on: January 8, 2010 - No Comments

You have likely heard the word suppression used to describe the effects of punishment on the target behavior. You may also have heard some people scoff at this word because they believe punishment can permanently eliminate a behavior. I'd like to clarify that a bit.