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Service Dogs 101: Types of Service Dogs

There are three types of service or assistance dogs. The categories are guide dog, hearing dog, and service dog. Guide dogs help blind and visually impaired individuals navigate the environment. Hearing dogs help alert deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to important sounds. Service dogs assist individuals with a disability other than …

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Dog Works Radio Show 2017 season line-up

A new season of the Dog Works Radio Show is starting in March 2017 and we will be covering these  topics. If you would like to learn about something else, please let us know and we will do our best to cover it too. You can send comments, show requests …

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Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part III

By Robert Forto Skinner, Keller, and Schoenfeld B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) continued the work that Thorndike started.  He was the leading advocate of a more modern version of Thorndike’s Law of Effect, which states, “The frequency of a behavior increases or decreases according to the result it [the behavior] produces.” When …

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Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part II

By Robert Forto Pavlov, Thorndike, and Watson Many attribute the beginning point of modern theories of behavior to Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936).  A Russian physiologist, and Nobel Prize winner, Pavlov studied digestion in dogs.  While conducting this research he observed his canine subjects salivating before the food was presented.  Pavlov reasoned …

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The Truth About Dogs with Bite Histories

  By Robert Forto  It is always something that most dog owners have in the back of their minds – the horror of finding out, either first or secondhand, that your dog has bitten someone.  In some cases you know that it is a possibility, in other cases you are …

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