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Dogs, contrary to popular belief, are not little people in fur coats. They deal with issues in immediacy. Your dog may not understand why you are giving him a time out, thereby defeating the purpose of using one. If you are trying to reprimand your pooch for misbehaving, you should address the situation immediately by your tone of voice and redirect his behavior to an appropriate one. For instance, if he is chewing on your favorite slippers, tell him sharply, "No!" Remove your slippers and then substitute with an appropriate toy.