In this episode, we’ll discuss reinforcement. There are a lot of misconceptions all over the internet, YouTube, etc., about reinforcement. Especially positive reinforcement is advocated as the singularly required approach for everything around dogs. Instead of adding to the opinion pile, I want to provide some context on the complexity of reinforcement and discuss some of the fundamentals at are often ignored. Reinforcement is essential, but it is important to understand where it fits and doesn’t in the overall picture of dog training. Our discussion includes:
What is Reinforcement? Reinforcement means making a behavior more likely to occur in the future.
Examples of Reinforcement
Underutilized Reinforcers: Scent, Chase, Locations, People, Activities, etc.
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