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When most people think of learning, they think of intentional learning, such as taking a class or teaching a dog to sit. However, it’s so much more than that. Everything dogs (and humans) do is affected by learning. This includes unhealthy or maladaptive behavior such as aggression and anxiety as well as simple, everyday behavior such as walking on leash, playing and interacting with people. In addition, learning is affected by everything dogs do and experience. Things like stress and trauma, as well as enjoyable experiences, all impact how dogs learn. This course will cover the basics of classical and instrumental learning and how to apply those principles to working directly with dogs (and people).