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Operant Conditioning is the official word describing the use of consequences (both negative and positive) to shape the behavior of a living thing. The goal of operant conditioning is to get an animal (humans included) to willingly perform or stop performing a certain behavior.

Example of Operant Conditioning: If at the dinner table you only pass the butter when someone asks with a ‘please’ you are attempting to train them using Operant Conditioning.

Operant Conditioning in Parrot Training

In Parrot Training, operant conditioning is how we get our birds to do what we want them to do whether that is simply stepping up onto our hand or doing a triple flying back-flip through a hoop while singing the Star Spangled Banner :)


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