Build value for desired response with highly desired reinforcement
Keep animal on continuous reinforcement schedule to avoid frustration (no frustration as no unrewarded responses.
Why avoid failure?
Failure > frustration > lock of control/predictability
What causes frustration?
expectations not met (not rewarded)
can expectations be changed?
Responses to frustration
Invigoration (swear and kick vending machine)
Suppression (must be broken – walk away)
Persistency (try to get item out of vending machine)
Regression (try the same thing – put more money in)
We are born with one of these 4 responses but that can change baed on how we are raised
singleton puppy – no 1
litter learns no 3
Innate v learned responses
create persistent attitude in training
Risk of creating fristration
aversive emotional state which brings unpredictability and anxiety behaviours
Undesired (unplanned) failures
lack of criteria
lack of reinforcement
poor placement of reinforcement
failure to manipulate environment
competing reinforcement value
Strategic (planned) failures
jumping criteria to see if the dog can do it
withholding reinforcement for better responses
breaking patterns through rhythm and predicability of cues
Goals of failure
create boundaries of understanding of what is and is not acceptable
create tension which transfers into focus and intensity
teaches them to always do as cued
Environment lacking in failure (singleton pup)
lack of failure creates environment void of frustration
no fight for reinforcement
undesired response to challenge/failure
ill equipped to deal with real world
low threshold for frustration
higher probability for biting/aggression
Creating failures and frustration for singleton
push them off nipple with stuffed toy
create frustration at a low level
increase level to develop response of persistency
Persistence develops when reinforcement is obvious
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