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At its best, animal training is informed by science. Many branches of science are relevant, including veterinary medicine, ethology, neurology and anatomy. But most essential for professional dog trainers is the psychology of learning and motivation. We'll examine the underlying principles of both operant and classical conditioning, along with several laws of learning, emphasizing their practical implications for best training practices. Attendees will learn about the following topics: ? What is Training? ? Classical vs. Operant Conditioning ? The ABCs of Behavior & Why They Matter ? The Four Consequences and their Emotional Correlates ? Extinction and its Limitations