Learning Theory - Behaviourism (Puppy Lab Part 3 of 5)

A deep dive into the Behaviourism paradigm, dispelling the myths

Do you hear terms like overshadowing and negative reinforcement and have a mini heart attack and then run for the closest cover that serves good coffee and cake? This course is for you.Scrap everything you think you know about behaviourism and become an actual expert. This paradigm is one that underpins the vast majority of dog training practices in modern training and yet it is totally mistaught and misunderstood.

Did you know that smacking a dog could be defined in certain context positive reinforcement? Or that feeding a treat can punish a behaviours? Or that Pavlov never used a bell in his experiment or that Skinner never put his work into a quadrant? Exactly. This course will cover each of the main premises in behaviourism and then show you how they relate, practically, to your training.

No theory is relevant unless it relates to practice so every video includes a specific section relating the theories and science you’ve learn to actual animal behaviour and training practices. Want to become truly science-based? Jump In!

Your Instructor

Nando & Dean
Nando & Dean

Nando and Dean make up the team that run The School of Canine Science, an education provider that teaches, trains and mentors dog trainers to reach their potential in a competitive industry.

All of our courses, either in person or online are firmly rooted in science and evidence with strong practical hand on elements.

Nando : has been working as a dog trainer and instructor for 14 years. Best known for his accessible style, impressive YouTube tutorials, big personality and awe-inspiring ability to train the tricky dogs that many people claim are un-trainable. Nando has appeared on multiple mainstream TV shows, presented around the world, authored books, hosted his own international radio show, receivied more than 20 million views on YouTube and has a Facebook following of over 26,000. Nando loves all areas of dog training but his true passion lies in scent detection.

Dean : is a dog trainer with less than three years formal experience yet in that time he has managed to propel himself into the forefront of the industry with his intense theoretical knowledge and an masterful eye for precision. After completing a Masters Degree in Business and working for 16 years in the Technology Industry Dean is obsessed with systems, processes and measurement – leading to an eye for detail and an aptitude for clean, efficient training. Dean has worked behind the scenes on TV shows animal training but is probably best known for tricks & tutorials with his dog Sidney.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like.
How long will the course take me to complete?
That will really depend on the learner, but to give you a rough guide our product testers took around three months to compete the course from start to finish. The videos are heavily detailed and will require watching more than once, there are accompanying notes for each video and individual quizzes to support learning. As a rough guide, the course has taken our product testers around 3 months to complete. Hope that helps

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