Positive Reinforcement is More Effective at Training Dogs than an Electronic Collar, Study Shows

Positive Reinforcement is More Effective at Training Dogs than an Electronic Collar, Study Shows By Zazie Todd, PhD Link to original post We’ve known for a while that training dogs with aversive methods, including electronic collars, has risks for animal welfare. Positive reinforcement training is effective and does not have those risks. New research...

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Study: Dopamine involved in learning under both positive and negative reinforcement

A study published this month demonstrates that dopamine is involved in learning under both positive and negative reinforcement contingencies. A summary of this research, conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, is provided here: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/uops-bsn022916.php U of Penn’s original release of the study is here: http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2016/02/dani/ And the original paper...

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