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2506, 2021

Lesson 5: Reward Based Systems 101

By |June 25th, 2021|Categories: Lesson Notes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Lesson 5: Reward Based Systems 101

Reward Based Systems   For information on operant conditioning and the definitions involved in positive reinforcement, visit Lecture 2 and the corresponding notes.   -Benefits of R+: initiating behavior, bridging, remote rewarding, feedback from dog -Secondary benefits: flexibility, low risk, handler timing, relationship building,

405, 2021

Lesson 4: “Pressure”, Pain, and Aversive Control as a Basic Framework of Training

By |May 4th, 2021|Categories: Lesson Notes, Podcast|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Lesson 4: “Pressure”, Pain, and Aversive Control as a Basic Framework of Training

Aversive Control as a Basic Framework of Training Definitions: Aversive Control - The use of an aversive stimulus or consequence, such as punishment or negative reinforcement, to control behavior. Punishment - In operant conditioning, the process in which the relationship, or contingency, between a

1904, 2021

Lesson 3 Notes: Pointing Dogs, an Overview

By |April 19th, 2021|Categories: Lesson Notes, Podcast|Tags: |Comments Off on Lesson 3 Notes: Pointing Dogs, an Overview

Companion Gundog Lesson 3  Pointing Dogs, an Overview Read the following blog posts: What to Expect When You Send Your Dog to Me What Makes Our Pointing Dogs Do the Things They Do?   Characteristics -Genetic Selection -Hunting -Field Trials -Hunt Tests -Hunt -Questing

604, 2021

Lesson 2 Notes

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: Lesson Notes, Podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Lesson 2 Notes

Practical Application of Behavioral Principles in Dog Training Behaviorist’s Perspective - “Behavior is simply a response to environmental stimuli.”   Classical Conditioning: Marker Systems -Marker starts as a neutral stimulus (NS) -Marker is paired with an unconditioned stimulus (UCS) that is know to produce

2903, 2021

Lesson 1 Notes (Companion to Podcast Episode 1)

By |March 29th, 2021|Categories: Lesson Notes, Podcast|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Lesson 1 Notes (Companion to Podcast Episode 1)

Companion Gun-Dog Lesson 1: Theory, Terminology, and Philosophy Terms: Behaviorism - Theory of learning which states all behaviors are learned through interactions with the environment via a process known as conditioning.  “Behavior is simply a response to environmental stimuli.” Classical Conditioning - (Pavlovian or

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