Which Category of Operant Conditioning is It?

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It seems like almost everyone is familiar with some of the categories of operant conditioning; however, most people aren’t fluent enough to necessarily get the category correct. Here are some examples.

Gentle Leader Head Collar: Reinforcement or Punishment?

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What category of operant conditioning does the Gentle Leader head collar fall under? Find out why it is important to be able to distinguish the difference between punishment and reinforcement.

Scooting Dog Draws a Crowd

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Question about a scooting dog: I have a 7-year old Cocker Spaniel mix who has this annoying habit. I’m wondering if there’s really a way of training her out of it. As if on command to perform, in her excitement around people, she starts to scoot. Really embarrassing. Got any ideas?