When we talk about loyalty, love and all these things, I personally do think they exist. I’ve seen vast differences in how my dog treats one person versus another person in the family. I can’t say exactly how we measure [a dog’s] love, but I can say one of the ways we can look at the relationship between a dog and a human is the reinforcement history. That could be through traditional training, it could be rewarding the dog with a cookie for sitting. But it could also be the fact that we like to cuddle at night—that’s reinforcing for both of us.
In addition to being a ton of fun, the events will raise funds for programs to foster creativity and entrepreneurship in kids, as well as supporting local causes chosen by individual event hosts (kid-made cardboard arcades have already raised funds for School PE programs, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, a Children’s Hospital in New Jersey, and the Imagination Foundation). Educators are encouraged to use some of the Caine’s Arcade Project-Based Learning curriculum and activity kits as part of the Cardboard Challenge.