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Beginning with Bunnies: The theory side

As mentioned previously mentioned, I’m making spending time with my bunnies easy and a great excuse to learn how to write non-fiction. Here, I’m going to attempt to explain the idea behind the process, and the reasons behind what I’m doing. 781 more words

Bunny Rabbit

Association Inspiration - The Power of Tea

A couple of weeks ago a friend posed a question on Twitter to those writers who have other jobs or an otherwise limited amount of writing time. 491 more words


Behaviourist Approach to Classical Conditioning

Classical conditioning is learning by association which was first described by Ivan Pavlov, a Russian biologist. The behaviourist approach results in us reacting a certain way when a particular circumstance arises. 122 more words

Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive


I have attached a link to the APDT position statement on LIMA.


It is a good read for anyone looking for a dog trainer that uses and teaches ethical training methods. 39 more words

Cue - behavior - reward

In classical conditioning it is known that a cue can be connected to behavior so that it elicits a reward. This sequence can become so ingrained into your day that you don’t even realize that you are doing it. 384 more words


Counter Conditioning

Counter conditioning alongside systematic desensitisation is very powerful. If we do slow desensitisation we can get horses accepting of aversive stimuli, but if we pair that with an appetitive – food or scratches or anything the horse values and wants more of – then we can change how they feel about the aversive. 455 more words

Horse Behaviour