We rely heavily on our intuitive understanding of communication. We think that somehow animals will understand what we are saying, in our verbal language. One of the pictures that I have in my head is … Czytaj dalej
Marker: A marker is a stimulus which has become a secondary reinforcer by the process of both classical and operant conditioning. What is the function of MARKERS? First of all, their function is communication with … Czytaj dalej
This is the second part of this article. Okay so we already know antecedent arrangement is something to look into when we talk about problem behaviors. But does it relate to sports training? Or any … Czytaj dalej
When I have done a poll on my Facebook fan-page I received 79 responses. 30 people said they use time-out the rest said no. It was 38% yes, to 62% no. But the thing is, … Czytaj dalej
When can we say about a behavior that it is performed with fluency. What is fluency? How do we know we have it, when we see it?
Zanim przejdziemy do głównego tematu tego artykułu, chciałbym odnieść się do kilku kwestii teoretycznych, które będą konieczne, aby zrozumieć różnicę między procesem a rezultatem.
Mirror mirror on the wall what is most important of them all: Function or topography? Before we go deeper into main topic of this article, I would like to address few theoretical matters, that … Czytaj dalej
In the shortest possible way shaping is a process of reinforcing successive approximations of a targeted behavior. What shaping is not is waiting for the dog to come up with a plan and “offer behaviors” … Czytaj dalej
Czy możemy znaleźć wzór na trening idealny? Niezależnie od tego, jaki sport, aktywność uprawiamy z naszymi psami? Tak! Nie chodzi o to, jakich zachowań uczysz, ale o to, jak to robisz. Idealna sesja bierze pod … Czytaj dalej
Can we find the formula for a perfect training session? No matter what sport, activity we do with our dogs? I would say YES! It’s not a matter of what behaviors you teach, it’s a … Czytaj dalej