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Understanding Operant Conditioning

Understanding Operant Conditioning

Dog training is a blend of art, science, and patience. A fundamental concept underpinning effective training is operant conditioning, a principle of learning that applies to both humans and animals. Understanding operant conditioning can greatly enhance your approach to training your dog, and this article aims to shed light on this topic, with a specific focus on positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment, and negative punishment. Understanding Operant Conditioning Operant conditioning is a theory of learning developed by B.F. Skinner, a prominent behaviourist. Skinner's work was based on Edward Thorndike's law of effect, which states that behaviours followed by satisfying…
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