Shaping the Wait on the Go Out, 7-29-13

Rather than use extinction to get Atty to wait for the cue to go out, on Peggy Hogan’s advice, I tried shaping the wait for the cue. I think this worked much better for him than extinction because he could stand there and not waste energy trying to go out without the cue and then not get reinforced but get frustrated instead.

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About Laurie Higgins

I play with clicker training - with my horses, dogs, and cats. I also attempt to grow vegetables with the hope of one day being able to feed my family from my garden. My daughter and I are learning ballroom dancing. Well, we were. But she left me for a paying horse job, so now my husband and I are learning ballroom dancing. I'm also now helping Peggy Hogan, of Clicker Training Horses (and The Best Whisper is a Click) to teach people how to train their own horses using "clicker training".
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