Reinforcement Schedules in Dog Training

In dog training, we are often told to keep your rewards unpredictable. “Don’t reward every time, dogs are going to be more obedient if your rewards are like the lottery.” One thing I hate about dog training advice is that the people dispensing it never back up what they say with any reference to scientific studies. That doesn’t mean those studies don’t exist, just that I have to go hunting for them on my own 😉 I tend to reward

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