Dog training is all about molding behaviors, and behavior is something that all animals have in common. Here are some ways to use science-based, force-free animal training methods to get better behavior from humans as well as dogs.
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In a video assignment, a psych student explains the power of Pavlovian Conditioning–a useful too for training dogs. On The Office, Jim also uses it to train Dwight.
Nuisance barking is a major reason why dogs are relinquished to shelters. One solution? Teaching a dog to both “bark” and “be quiet” on cue.
Showing up on Conan with a herd of dogs, Will Ferrell demonstrates the absolute wrong way to use a clicker for training.
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.
B.F. Skinner, the great 20th century psychologist and social philosopher, had an idea about how to bring about world peace. It involved teaching pigeons to guide missiles.
A few days ago we bought Amos a set of Gooby boots.
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…
Yesterday, The New York Times had a piece on Brooklynite Peter Taft and his search -and-rescue dog, Cassius. Cassius, a German Shepherd, was found at a shelter in Milwaukee and then trained at the Northwest K9 Academy in Seattle.