Extinction Burst: When previously reinforced behavior no longer works to get the desired reward, pet owners may see a surge of stronger, more intense behavior as the dog makes one last effort to get the reinforcement he seeks. A dog who has been reinforced for barking may bark with more gusto when he realizes that he’s being ignored. It is important to note that when a behavior is no longer reinforced, it can sometimes get worse — and more intense — before it fades away.
Word of the Day – Extinction Burst
- Post author:Caitlin
- Post published:August 28, 2018
- Post category:Dog Blog
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