Audio edition of the article Positive Training – Beyond The Dogs from the Life As A Human online magazine website. You can visit Life as a Human to find this and other articles.
The roots of reinforcement training based on behavioural science were in science labs at universities. But animal trainers quickly saw the value in positve training techniques and began adopting them as early as the 1960's. Today animals from fish to horses to birds to lizards are being trained with behavioural science. Perhaps most importantly to listeners of this podcast, even dogs are trained that way. Very successfully I might add!
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