Fluency: How to Get the Behavior You Want, When You Want It

ClickerExpo 2015 - Laurie Luck - Full length -

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Ever wish your animal's behavior was crisper? Cleaner? Faster? Chances are, improving the fluency of those behaviors will get you exactly what you're looking for. You'll leave this Session with an understanding of the six aspects of fluency, how fluency works together with stimulus control (and how it's different from stimulus control), and ways to improve your animal's behaviors. What is fluency? How is it different from stimulus control? How does it work together with stimulus control to create tight, solid behaviors? Can you have one without the other? The six aspects of fluency: Precision -- what the behavior looks like Latency -- how long it takes the learner to start doing the behavior after perceiving the cue Speed -- how quickly the learner does the behavior Distance -- proximity between the owner and learner Distraction -- environment in which the learner can perform behavior Duration -- length of time (or reps) learner can perform the behavior You will learn how to shape for fluency for each aforementioned aspect. You decide which aspects of fluency are important for your situation. In this Session Laurie teaches you how to identify your baseline behavior and shape it toward improvement. Additional topics include: Strategic reinforcement Increasing your own skills and training “cleanliness” Record keeping and setting goals