Dog trainers practice their skills by training chickens. Might parents be wise to practice their parenting skills on ultra-loving non-verbal creatures who will never grow up to shoot up strangers in public places?
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Do you really need to maintain a cheery outlook all the time in order to train your dog using “positive reinforcement”? Cynics, read on.
As someone who runs a pet care company in Manhattan, I had a lot of hope for the new CBS show “Dogs in the City.” Justin Silver is cute, as were the dogs in the ads. I was pumped. But then I spent 45 minutes yelling at the TV.
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.
Would you rather have a dog that follows your cues out of fear or respect?
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?
How smart animal training techniquess can stop a child’s tantrum without spanking, yelling or tears.
Changing the behavior behind my smart phone addiction was not unlike the kind of problems that arise in training a dog.
Positive reinforcement explained