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Psychology Paper - Training animals can be a long and...

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Training animals can be a long and strenuous exercise unless you know how to control all the elements in the situation. In order to effectively train an animal I plan to use classical conditioning. CLASSICAL CONDITIONING as defined in the text is a type of learning in which a stimulus acquires the capacity to evoke a response that was originally evoked by another stimulus. It includes four technical terms, which are the UNCONDITIONED STIMULUS (UCS), the UNCONDITIONED RESPONSE (UCR), the CONDITIONED STIMULUS (CS), and the CONDITIONED RESPONSE (CR). I have been trying to get my dog to stop walking when I snap my finger when we go on our walks. Currently he will try and continue walking dragging me along behind unless I yank on the leash. To accomplish this task I need to establish what my unconditioned and conditioned stimuli are and what my unconditioned and conditioned responses are. My UCS would be yanking on the leash, and the UCR would be that my dog stops. My CS would be snapping my finger, and my CR would be my dog stopping immediately. I begin walking and try to stop, surprisingly enough my dog continues walking and I am forced to yank on the leash. This time I will snap my fingers and then yank on the leash. I begin walking again and then stop, snap my finger, but he still continues. I do this process over and over again until I can see that he notices the
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