Be Intentional!

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Dogs are super observant. They are always watching, hoping they might find an easier way to access something they want or to avoid something they don’t want. There are times in training when I will catch myself following a dog into doing something I wasn’t intending to do because they subtly manipulated me into doing […]

Operant Conditioning in Dog Training

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Operant Conditioning is a type of learning in which a behavior is strengthened (meaning, it will occur more frequently) when it’s followed by reinforcement, and weakened (will happen less frequently) when followed by punishment. Operant conditioning is based on a simple premise – that behavior is influenced by the consequences that follow. When you are […]

Classical Conditioning in Dog Training

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Classical Conditioning: First proposed and studied by Ivan Pavlov, classical conditioning is one form of learning in which an organism “learns” through establishing associations between different events and stimuli. For example, when a neutral stimulus (such as a bell) is paired with an unconditioned stimulus (such as food) which produces some involuntary bodily response all […]