Apollo, a Siberian Lynx, gets Operant Conditioning Treats
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Apollo, a Siberian #Lynx, gets Operant Conditioning Treats from Marie
What is Operant Conditioning? Operant Conditioning is positive reinforcement training, getting the cats to do natural movements for a treat.
Why is it important? It gets the cats accustomed to following us from one section of their enclosure to another so we can open or close doors safely with no stress to the cat. It also allows us to see how they are moving.
Example: Apollo is very very old and has arthritis. How do you know if his meds are working or if he is in pain? Well, watching how he moves gives us an idea. Are his movements smooth or stiff? Is his motion full range or limited?
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