How Consequences Affect Our Body, Brain, and Behavior: A New Book Reveals All

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Have you ever wondered why your dog, cat, bird, or 3 year old child are so adept at whining, screeching or complaining until you finally give in? Or why you always fall into that cycle of resisting at first but later bend to their wishes? Now, biopsychologist and behavior analyst, Dr. Susan Schneider, has written a fascinating book titled, “The Science of Consequences: How They Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact Our World,” that reveals it all.

The Birth of Animal Behavior and Training as a Science Part 3: Along Comes B.F. Skinner

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B.F. Skinner studied many aspects of learning, including: which types of reinforcement rates lead to the fastest learning and the strongest behavior, how learning extinguishes when reinforcers are discontinued, and the effects of intermittent reinforcers on extinction. From this data, he formulated a number of principles that shed light on the behavior of rats, pigeons and ultimately, humans. This was the birth of operant conditioning.

My First Day in New Zealand

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Here’s what I’ve learned on my first day in New Zealand. From sheep to scent dogs, my first day has been fun!

Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: My Puppy is TOO Perfect, What Now?

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If you’ve read Perfect Puppy in 7 Days and followed the directions with your new puppy, what do you do when he is always sitting and looking at you expectantly for treats? And when can you go back to feeding in a dish? Find out here!

Train a “Come When Called” at the Dog Park

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Before dogs are allowed to be off-leash at any park, you should first train a fantastic come when called so that you can call them before they get too excited and before they are rude. Here are some tips on how to train that reliable recall!