Ive heard of positive reinforcment but what about negative reinforcment. My sympathy and love for my dog DROPPED today when he tried to bite me for the first time. Im going to stop being loving with him and start the discipline. My approach is to NEVER smother him wen hes good. BUt simply pet him. and if he is bad or aggressive I am going to beat his butt. What do you guys think? this dog really thinks hes boss and thats the only way i can think of to put him in his place? anyone have another idea because i really dont want to strike him but hes soooo stubborn!!!