Why we shouldn’t just ignore bad behaviour

The idea that we should reward our dogs' good behaviour and ignore their 'bad' (unwanted) behaviour is something I hear very often.  It's actually a misunderstanding of learning theory.  Learning theory tells us that animals are more likely to repeat behaviour which is rewarded;  Unrewarded behaviour is likely to go away (known as extinction). Ignoring unwanted behaviour, … Continue reading Why we shouldn’t just ignore bad behaviour