Yesterday we talked about Edward Lee Throndike, (1874-1939). Anytime you use treats to train dogs, you are using Thorndike’s Law of Effect. Edward Lee Thorndike, put a cat inside of a box with a closed door. He then put some food outside the box and observed how long it took the cat to get out of the box. The food was the reward and it took the cat less and less time to figure out how to get out of the box. Thorndike concluded that the cat was learning because of the reward.