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Is Ending Training Sessions with a Correct Trial a Strong Predictor of Subsequent Trial Success?
The basic operant conditioning paradigm states that behavior is followed by consequences and when these consequences are reinforcing, the likelihood of the behavior occurring again increases. Animal trainers have been in ...
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Shaping Versus Percentile Shaping for Canine Skill Acquisition.
Shaping has been defined as the differential reinforcement of a series of successive approximations to a target behavior. To solve the issue of lack of precision and consistency, past research has used percentile shaping, ...
Effect of Conditioned Reinformce Type on Acquisition of Targeting Behavior in Canis familiaris : Clicking versus Vocalizing.
In the 20th century B.F. Skinner converted haphazard animal training into a scientifically based process called operant conditioning. Skinner also discovered that delivering a reinforcer to animals at the exact moment a ...
The Effect of a Trained Attending Response on Rate of Acquistion in Canines.
Established dog trainers have used anecdotal evidence to make the claim that the training of an attending response is crucial for effective teaching. Although there is empirical support from human studies on the importance ...