In a nutshell, positive reinforcement is a quadrant of a learning theory called Operant Conditioning. Operant conditioning was discovered by B.F. Skinner and it basically shows that animals learn from past consequences associated with their behavior.

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Vicki Ronchette is the founder of Show Dog Prep School and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Vicki has been working with dogs professionally for over 30 years as a professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, groomer and veterinary assistant. She is the author of Positive Training for Show Dogs, From Shy to Showy and Ready? Set. SHOW! Vicki presents workshops and seminars all over the country on how training show dogs.