Is Using a Spray Bottle Really Training My Dog?

If you google, “spray bottle dog training,” you’ll find lots of products and articles telling you how great spray bottles are for training your dog.  Noisemakers fall into the same category because they work basically the same way.   But should this be referred to as training?  What’s really happening when you use a tool to stop unwanted behavior?  Is there a method that would work better?  

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