• Understand the principles that guide learning in any species so that you can apply techniques for any animal, human or situation.
• Learn the categories of operant conditioning, how to categorize techniques correctly so that you can identify when terminology is being used inappropriately.
• Discover how rewarding desirable behaviors (positive reinforcement) and removing rewards for undesirable behaviors (negative reinforcement) can be used to solve most non-medical behavior problems.
• Understand that training is a technical skill. See how subtle timing differences, reinforcement rates and value, and the ability to define appropriate criteria can make major differences in your training efficiency.