Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz
Presentation given at the 2017 Conference
Many trainers feel that the training environment should provide a setting where the animal is free to make choices and voluntarily engage in different behaviors. Yet, reinforcement often implies constraint. In order to use something as a reinforcer, we often have to limit the animal’s access to it. In this presentation, I will discuss what the Premack principle can tell us about choice and freedom in animal training.