Clicker training is one facet of positive training that uses a marker signal (also called a secondary reinforcer or bridge) to tell the dog that he did something right. Training using a secondary reinforcer was invented more than 70 years ago by B.F. Skinner (1904-1990). Keller Breland and Marian Breland Baily (a student of Skinner’s) […]
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What is Positive Reinforcement Training?
One of the most common misconceptions about positive training is that all we do is throw cookies around and hope for the behavior to miraculously happen! This couldn’t be farther from the truth. What I am actually doing is manipulating the consequences for the animal to get the kinds of behaviors I want. My training […]