by Deborah A. Jones Ph.D.
This manual is intended for use by dog obedience instructors who are interested in teaching individuals and classes using operant conditioning techniques. It assumes that the user already has a working knowledge of operant conditioning and its applications.
You may have already trained several dogs of your own using operant conditioning methods. Teaching others, however, requires a more specific framework and organization. This manual can be followed as written, or used as a flexible guide for developing individualized lesson plans.