BullyLady wrote:So I was trying to explain the concept of Positive Punishment to a coworker the other day, and he was totally stymied. I think I understand the concept, but couldn't come up with something on the spot as an example, now I think I have one, can someone verify that this is correct?
Example: I come home from work, Shelby is in her kennel. She is fine to be there when she's alone, but hates to be there when people are home, so she starts whining, scratching and barking as soon as I get home. I don't let her out at this point because that is reinforcing bad behavior, but once she has quieted down and remains calm and quiet for a few minutes she gets to come out. The "punishment" (being crated when I'm in the house) was removed as a reinforcement to the positive behavior (being calm and quiet).
Is this a good example?
pitbullmamaliz wrote:Oooh, throwing extinction in there makes sense. But then did the extinction come about because of -R?
From what I was told no because you are not adding anything, just ignoring Shelby. It is also not negative punishment because you are not removing attention if you weren't previously giving it to her.
Hundilein wrote:Yup, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks for tracking down the info for us Matt!
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