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What do dog training and slot machines have in common?

Variable rates of reinforcement keep people hooked on social media and gambling. When people post on Facebook the little red icon in the top right hand corner that someone has liked our post can be addictive – we sometimes go back and forth to check how many likes...

Why is my adolescent dog so worried?

When does it happen? The time the fear period can happen in adolescent dogs can depend on the breed of the dog and their age and growth range but generally it’s between 6 – 18 months. It’s important to remember that some dogs as a breed can be more sensitive than...

Anthropomorphism – what is it and why does it matter?

Jane Goodall has famously been slated for anthropomorphising chimps. She argues, however that perceiving things simply from a scientific viewpoint gives us grounds to do abhorrent things. Indeed, Dr Susan Friedman explains that science tells us what we can and can’t...

Lisa reaches the final of the Best Business Women Awards

Lisa reached the final of the Best Business Women Awards in the ‘Best Young Entrepreneur’ category. Albany Pet Services founder, Lisa, was delighted to have reached the final and attend a fantastically fun gala evening at the Tower Hill Hotel in London on...

Dog training and behaviour. What is positive reinforcement?

There’s some terminology in the animal training world that I think can be easy to get confused about so I wanted to list some information about positive and negative reinforcement and punishment. With positive I think of a plus sign so it’s always adding...

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