1. Your dog gets lonely while you are at work and consequently engages in destructive activities such as pulling down curtains or strewing wastebasket contents all over the floor.
You decide that playing a radio while you are gone might help. How might you determine whether this “treatment” is effective?
By evaluating the behavior of the dog when I leave the music playing as I leave for work. If the dog does not engage in the destructive activities when I leave the music playing then the treatment if effective.