Being a dog lover himself, one learning experience that Carmine has come to know quite well is his dogs understanding when they are about to go out on a walk. Getting a brand new dog takes a lot of work and like any Infant or young puppy they need to learn the rules and get a custom to the daily routine.
At first Carmine tried to use verbal commands to alert the dogs when it was time to go out. That failed miserably. By using props such as the dogs leash, It became easy and the dogs learned exactly what he wanted them to.Without learning these things Jerusalem dogs would relieve themselves Inside the house and hat would become very unsanitary and quite the clean up from time to time.
Carmine’s dogs learning when it was time to go out for their daily walk could have been learned through classical conditioning. Classical conditioning is a process of learning associations between stimuli (Huckleberry ; Huckleberry 2014). Stimulus is anything perceptible to the senses of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell (Cherry, 2014).In this learning experience the major factors In classical conditioning are unconditioned stimulus, unconditioned response, conditioned stimulus, and conditioned response (Huckleberry ; Huckleberry 2014). The unconditioned stimulus produces a response without any prior learning (Cherry, 2014).
The unconditioned stimulus in this situation is Carmine grabbing the leash and the dog seeing the leash. The unconditioned response is an unlearned reflexive response to the stimulus (Cherry, 2014).The unconditioned response is the dogs Jumping up and down and becoming excited for the walk. The conditioned stimulus Is a stimulus that Is originally neutral but comes elect a reflexive response (Cherry, 2014).
The conditioned stimulus in this situation is Carmine grabbing his keys and making a jingle noise. This would produce no excitement for, as the dog doesn’t know what jingle keys would mean. The conditioned response is a learned reflexive response to a previously neutral stimulus (Cherry, 2014).
The conditioned response once the leash and keys are added together would be overall excitement for the dog would recognize and now realize that the Jingling keys would ultimately lead to going outside on that long walk. Carmine’s dogs also could have learned when it was time to go out for a walk by operant conditioning. Operant conditioning is a learning process in which behavior is shaped and maintained by its consequences Huckleberry ; Huckleberry 2014). Instead of using the keys and leash to alert the dogs Carmine could have used doggy treats to get the Job done.By luring the go outside or closer to ten door Dye using ten doggy treats you would get ten same results as you would if the classical conditioning approach was utilized. The dog will then realize the consequences for his actions. If he listens and goes to the door ready for a walk he will get a doggy treat.
On the other hand if he doesn’t go toward the door ready for his walk he will not get a treat. Positive and negative reinforcement play a large part in operant conditioning (Cherry, 2014).Some positive reinforcement in this situation could be petting the dog and in a high pitched voice giving them verbal praise. Believe it or not dogs know how you are feeling by the tone of your voice.
Some negative reinforcement could be locking the dog in the cage for multiple hours without a bathroom break or striking the dog. This learning experience Carmine and his dogs went through could have also occurred through observational learning. Observational learning is learning that takes place through the process of watching and imitating others (Huckleberry & Huckleberry 2014).If Carmine’s rand new puppy would have observed his much older and mature dog react when the leash was grabbed or the keys where Jingled he would be able to perform that task a lot sooner. By conducting observational learning Carmine’s puppy would be significantly better at performing this task than other puppies his age that didn’t have another dog to watch (Cherry, 2014).
Classical conditioning, operant conditioning, and observational learning are all ways that are effective when the mind starts to learn. Whether it be humans or animals they all are efficient in the learning process (Huckleberry ; Huckleberry 2014). Ivan Pavlov, B.