Swimming Ideas Podcast 017: Using a quick “Bark” to Correct Unwanted Behavior May 11, 2015 by Jeff N [smart_track_player url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/swimmingideas/SIP_017.mp3″ title=”Swimming Ideas Podcast 017: Using a quick “Bark” to Correct Unwanted Behavior” artist=”jSWIM” social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ] Changing your tone of voice to quickly and sharply bark at a child to correct misbehavior. Establish a positive environment where you constantly give directions and positive reinforcement. Make it clear that a “Bark” is not you being mad at the swimmer, but desiring a different outcome. Sometimes you can achieve the desired result by shaking your head in a “no” motion. Sometimes you can just, “Stop that” Or just say their name in a different tone. OR “Unacceptable.” “stop now.” Move on, and continue with positive reinforcement immediately after you achieve a desired result. Please leave this field emptySign up to download FREE premium lesson plansand join our newsletter for the latest updates. Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription.