Let’s Talk about Using Aversives in Training. I’ll Go First!
Today’s post is about how people often justify the use of aversives. I’m going to use my own experience as an example.
- I am going to present a description of an aversive method I used to use.
- I am going to list many common justifications that could be offered as reasons why that method could be OK.
- I’m going to describe the possible fallout from the method for the dog and for the handler.
Paul Chance, Learning and Behavior, 7th edition, defined aversives as:
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Stimuli the animal would avoid, given the option.