We rely heavily on our intuitive understanding of communication. We think that somehow animals will understand what we are saying, in our verbal language. One of the pictures that I have in my head is … Czytaj dalej
For a long time I was a big advocate of daily walks with all dogs. I considered it a part of being a thoughtful, educated caregiver. There are multiple sources that advice daily walks, as … Czytaj dalej
Marker: A marker is a stimulus which has become a secondary reinforcer by the process of both classical and operant conditioning. What is the function of MARKERS? First of all, their function is communication with … Czytaj dalej
This is the second part of this article. Okay so we already know antecedent arrangement is something to look into when we talk about problem behaviors. But does it relate to sports training? Or any … Czytaj dalej
When can we say about a behavior that it is performed with fluency. What is fluency? How do we know we have it, when we see it?
One of the very common tendencies that can be noticed in nosework trials in Poland, is the excessive interference of the handler in the work of the dog – overhandling. What does overhandling mean, why … Czytaj dalej
Nowadays canine conditioning is a hot topic in dog’s world. Many people have heard about dogs working on strengthening muscles and staying fit! A lot of them want to try doing the same with their … Czytaj dalej
Uczymy zachowań, a nie konceptów czy braku zachowania. Brzmi prosto, prawda? Ale w rzeczywistości tak bardzo skupiamy się na próbach uczenia konceptów, nadawaniu łatek, czy abstrakcyjnych ideach, że zapominamy o tym, co jest naprawdę ważne.
We teach behaviors, not constructs or lack of behavior. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But in reality we focus so much on teaching concepts, labels, and abstract ideas that we forget what is really important.
To talk about frustration we need to define it first. Trying to explain it through emotions is not my branch, and it doesn’t really helps us a lot. Especially now, when there are many researches on … Czytaj dalej