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.