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How to Choose a Dog Trainer

How to Chose a Dog Trainer By Robert Forto, PhD My name is Dr. Robert Forto and I am the owner and training director of Denver Dog Works in Colorado and my team of trainers and I have built our reputation on the fact that we know our stuff and we are able to provide you and your dog with the most …

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Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part 3

Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part III By Robert Forto, PhD Skinner, Keller, and Schoenfeld B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) continued the work that Thorndike started.  He was the leading advocate of a more modern version of Thorndike’s Law of Effect, which states, “The frequency of a behavior increases or decreases according to the result it [the behavior] produces.” …

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5/22/10 Denver Dog Works Helps Owners Live Happily with their Dogs

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Robert Forto, PhD at 303-578-9881 Denver Dog Works Helps Owners Live Happily with their Dogs Denver dog Works, a Denver based dog training company trains all types of dogs-and their owners-in a variety of classes and programs from the working dog to the family pet. “I have found the #1 problem people encounter with …

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Media: Are you looking for a segment for your publication, newscast, radio show or interview? Canine behaviorist, Robert Forto has over 20 years working with dogs. Please contact him directly for more information. Popular segments by Robert Forto, canine behaviorist Move Over Rover: Babies and the Family Dog Why breed legislation is stupid Why Christmas Puppies are a bad idea …

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Expert Witness For Canine Aggression Cases

Expert Witness for Canine Aggression Cases By Robert Forto, PhD Attorneys may be uncertain about the benefits of retaining an expert in animal behavior in dog bites cases, or how such an expert can help. This is understandable: In Colorado, and in many other states, the law specifies strict liability for injuries caused by a dog bite. Thus, when only damages …

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Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part 2

Influential People in the Development of Learning Theory Part I By Robert Forto, PhD Pavlov, Thorndike, and Watson Many attribute the beginning point of modern theories of behavior to Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936).  A Russian physiologist, and Nobel Prize winner, Pavlov studied digestion in dogs.  While conducting this research he observed his canine subjects salivating before the food was presented.  Pavlov …

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