(Video 30) Building Your Pet’s Confidence with Classical Conditioning

When your dog barks at the doorbell or your cat hears the can opening and comes running into the kitchen, that's likely because of respondent learning, also known as "classical conditioning," a type of learning where one event is paired with another. You may be able to change your pet's association with the doorbell, for example, by using a "counterconditioning" process: consistently following the doorbell sound with treats.  This video explains how to use this cool scientific principle for socialization and the rehabilitation of fear.

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