Overview of animal training: A welfare perspective

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Animal behavior and dog training utilize all quadrants of learning theory, including classical and operant conditioning. Our relationship with dogs has changed over time, as has our understanding of their behavior and our methods of training, which vary from humane and dog-friendly to coercive and based in punishment. This article will address the background of dog training, as well as the aspects related to animal welfare.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Animal Behavior
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128132517
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Aggression
  • Behavior
  • Classical
  • Conditioning
  • Dog
  • Operant
  • Punishment
  • Reinforcement
  • Training
  • Welfare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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