Toward a Constructional Approach to Common Problems:

Applications of the Affection Loop

Behavioral challenges that we face with our animal companions can often appear insurmountable. Compounding this problem, the behavioral challenges we face often require fast solutions as they pose health risks to our companions or problems with our neighbors. The Affection Loop provides us a possible solution to many common yet burdening challenges.

This presentation will provide a detailed look at how this constructional-based approach can help solve many behavioral challenges that require fast and effective solutions. During this presentation, we will review examples to help demonstrate how to identify possible starting points for training, set training goals, select shaping steps, and implement the affection loop in various situations.