Operant conditioning: effectiveness and welfare implications

Australia has one of the highest dog ownership rates in the world, with many dog owners reporting one or more problem behaviours in their dogs.  Although classical conditioning is utilised in dog training, trainers primarily use operant conditioning.  Operant conditioning is the acqui

Characterising ‘Dogmanship’

Despite a wealth of free information on dog behaviour and training, there is little information regarding the behaviour and personalities of those who train these dogs. The information seems to assume that every dog owner has the same skills and attributes as one another. This overloo