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Teaching Dogs - Operant Conditioning

Sally Gutteridge
Operant Conditioning covers learning from consequence. In this type of learning the dog learns by making changes in the environment based on what they do, it’s the result of the changes they make.

Operant behaviour literally means that a behaviour can be modified by its consequences.

Consequences can be reinforcing or inhibiting, which is why B. F Skinner’s quadrants are so popular in learning theory and why educated dog trainers spend so much time looking at them.

But what do