"Punishment" in the Operant sense, is anything that reduces the likelihood of the behaviour being repeated. It is the opposite of "Reinforcement", which means anything that increases the likelihood of the behaviour being repeated. While we are at it, "positive" means something is added, "negative" means something is taken away. I know I am belabouring the point, but the terms are quite specific and incorrectly used more often than not by both trainers and lay people. Which wouldn't matter except it causes confusion when people use the term incorrectly and so are misinterpreted by others who do understand the definitions....
Who Loves Pizza??
Maya last edited by
Last night i had some friends over for a girly night in with pizza (there goes the diet :o )… Anyway, we had a little helper
Benkura last edited by
They really their food don't they!! We can't eat anything here in peace.
Here are a couple of pictures of 'Benji the Thief'
Shaye's Mom last edited by
Those are all great pictures - must just be in the breed to do this - we have had to resort to putting Shaye on the porch when we eat, she won't stay away, tries to get up on us - if we're eating on the couch, she will jump up and try to take food right off the plate or out of our mouths. And yes, we are trying all sorts of things to keep her off, but nothing works.
Otis is the same way. I just ran to pick up the phone, and I left my pineapple and blueberries on the kitchen table…it took Otis a second and a half to stand up on his back legs and steal all of it...d__n dog. Oh well, at least it was healthy, right?
Kananga last edited by
I must be one of the very few that has a non-countersurfing Basenji. Not once has he tried.
Good for you> It is hard to remember to always have things way in on the counter or nothing on the counter, but I am getting there, a few more months maybe I'll get it.
renaultf1 last edited by
Mine will counter surf if given the opportunity.
But…I can sit on the couch and eat pizza (or anything for that matter), right in the middle of all 3 of them, and none of them even attempt to try to come near my food:D:D...they'll just stay lying down where they are. Good kids. They won't beg from me (they won't ever get anything that way)...but they beg from my brother (because they've had success with him) :rolleyes:.
My 2 b's will tap dance for pizza "bones"..ie crusts…but they have learned that when we sit at the dinning room table, they can't beg.
However, when we sit in front of the TV and leave the food, all bets are off!
b's got to love them!
proteinman last edited by
Great pictures folks I think the phrase 'Chow Hounds' really applies.
In the month with us Leo has learned that he gets no food while we are eating. So he lays on the rug under the table making sure we don't drop anything. If there is food on the table with no-one around that is fair game, my Naan the other night was a target.
He will 'surf' the counters as in this first week picture, but now if we see him he knows OFF is coming so he pretends that he stretching with a 'What!, Who Me?' look.