Rockys Quadrants

Life is learning. All the time. Always.

One form of learning is “Operant Conditioning”. Don’t let yourself be put off by the terms!


Rocky explains which emotions are connected with which quadrant:

„Positive Reinforcement“  = Joy

„Negative Punishment“ = Frustration

„Positive Punishment = Scare / Fear

„Negative Reinforcement“ = Relief

Important to know: All 4 options work, if used properly! And they are also linked to each other. Positive reinforcement by itself is NOT possible.

In the end, however, we always have the choice, which option we choose in training !!! The increase and decrease of behavior is ALWAYS linked with feelings!

You want more input on this topic? Here is a selection of articles (in German):
TeamSchule – Mensch Hund Die operante Konditionierung