Do you really need to maintain a cheery outlook all the time in order to train your dog using “positive reinforcement”? Cynics, read on.
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Famous horse trainer Buck Brannaman has a knack for communicating with animals by delivering well-timed reinforcements. So why is it that he categorically dismisses clicker training?
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.
The Poky Little Puppy and Frosty the Snowman demonstrate the quadrants of operant conditioning.
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.
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.