Location, Location, Location: Refining Behavior with Reward Location
Real estate agents know the power of “location.” Clicker trainers should understand and take advantage of the power of “location” as well.
Many positive reinforcement trainers use a variety of methods for reward delivery, depending on the goals for the behavior being trained. Styles of delivery can affect the learner in different ways (for example, raise energy, promote stillness, reset for the next repetition, support a specific position). Can the use of reward strategies be taken even further?
In this Session, Michele shares her ongoing experiences with applying reward strategies. Over the past eight years, Michele has continued to discover the power in using specific reward locations and deliveries for training and maintaining a variety of behaviors. Thoughtful strategies can result in rapid learning of even complex behaviors.
Michele demonstrates training a variety of behaviors using specific reward strategies for each goal behavior. The results show how amazingly powerful a well-applied strategy is, supporting very fast learning. Behavior examples will include distance responses, challenging body poses, and a variety of trick behaviors.