Changing associations through conditioning

Changing associations through conditioning

By using a counterconditioning and desensitization plan, you can change an animal's unpleasant emotional response to a trigger into a pleasant one by exposing the animal to the fear trigger in a gradual, incremental manner and offering rewards, such as high-value treats, once the animal is relaxed.

Classical conditioning, like counterconditioning, creates an association between items through exposure and rewards. The difference is that in classical conditioning, a dog does not necessarily have a negative association with one of those things. The best example is Dr. Ivan Pavlov's dogs: A bell was rung, and the dogs were presented with food. Once the connection was made, the dogs salivated at the sound of the bell.

Proceedings papers for techs

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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