I want to train my puppy to wait at the curb until I tell him to cross the road. My friend advises me to give me dog a treat every time he does as I ask. My friend is advising me that I should train the dog using__?

Answer: [A] operant conditioning

Operant conditioning is also called trial-and-error learning. An animal learns to associate one of its behaviours with a reward or punishment and then repeats or avoids that behavior. This is usually how humans train their pets.

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