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Classical Conditioning Theory of Learning

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Its motivation might be of the expectation of receiving a reward or food from its bearer.&nbsp. It could also be a show of affection from the animal, which is much more difficult to analyze since the understanding of my pet’s emotionality depends on my dog’s treatment to the different members of my family. Its motivation might be of the expectation of receiving a reward or food from its bearer.&nbsp. It could also be a show of affection from the animal, which is much more difficult to analyze since the understanding of my pet’s emotionality depends on my dog’s treatment to the different members of my family.

Background
To understand more how the dog developed its behavior towards the opening of the door, we analyzed events that occur while bringing it up.&nbsp. The dog lives in our garage and we kept it in chains whenever we out of our house.&nbsp. Whenever we are home, we release it from chains and we fed him with dog food and meal’s leftover also outside our house so that it will not make a mess inside.&nbsp. We usually play with him and pet him whenever we can and my mother baths it every weekend. Very noticeable is whenever we bring home a friend, who is a stranger to our dog it gnarls and showed an angry disposition to our visitor.&nbsp. It somehow shows a protective side to its owner and the behavior only changes when we called him by its name and tell it to lie down or stop.&nbsp. We then keep him on chains when it started to gnarl on visitors.&nbsp. This might have caused the dog to develop a dislike of unfamiliar faces for it may have associated the chains with the arrival of an unfamiliar faces. Thus, from these deductions, the classical conditioning theory will best explain the kind of behavior elicited by my dog in response to the opening of our door that squeaks. Ivan Pavlov initially was interested in studying the digestive tracks of dogs and wanted to learn the role of saliva in the digestive process. He made use of dogs as subjects.&nbsp. So as to elicit a response or get his dog to salivate, Pavlov presented food directly to its tongue and after a few days passed he noticed that whenever he enters the room, the dog already started to salivate before giving the food.