Most of our routines begin with a cue and end with a reward. Ditto with dogs. But sometimes, with us or with them, the rewards aren’t what we think they are…
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Using the same principles of positive reinforcement behavior modification that I use when working with dogs, I was able to get myself into better physical shape of my life.
BF Skinner codified the laws of behavior and outlined the basics of how to effectively train an animal. But his terms for things just weren’t that catchy.
Humans wear clothing most of the time and scents some of the time. Dogs wear scents most of the time, and clothing some of the time. And a lot of good scents live in your carpet.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has made its case against the use of punishment in dog training. Has Cesar Millan misplaced the memo?
According to this post on Motherboard, buttons are useless. So why do we still push them? For the same reason that we lean in order to encourage a bowling ball to go in the right…
The Rube Goldbergites behind this video trained this squirrel just like you’d train a dog to do a long chain of behaviors
Hyperbole and a Half’s Allie Brosh made me laugh out loud with this illustrated blog post about her dogs trying to deal with moving apartments.
The other day my niece did something that was a perfect example of classical conditioning: The Mister Softee song wafted in from the street and she ran to my sister in a kind of blissful…