Classical and Operant conditioning as types of learning come from the behaviourism school of psychology and apply to the different modes in which dogs learn. The standard abbreviations are used across psychology as a discipline and also where psychology meets other disciplines. These learning models were in use and practiced (along with their terminology) years before the clicker was added as a marker. This not only applies to todays more popular “positive” type dog training but also to the more traditional methods. The learning models are the same for clicker training popular today as they are for the previously popular twatting dog with newspaper. All that has changed is the human practice of harnessing positive techniques and leaving behind the no longer needed negative ones.
Bev’s ability to promote the best experience and benefits possible for the client and dog(s) is second to none, imho.
I hope they dont mind me saying but CJ and Tai have tried a number of different approaches and if one or both are possibly confused its no real suprise 😉 Also, she has in the past allowed him to practice behaviours that she doesnt want because of the logistics of living where she does (CJ – can you get to toilet place now with him walking nice or does he still pull?). Not deliberately “on purpose” obviously but out of some nessessity because he needs to toilet !!