The Puzzle Master: Training the Whole Picture in Small Pieces
A challenging part of being an efficient clicker trainer is splitting behaviors into smaller pieces to reach a final goal behavior more effectively. A person's ability to train smaller behavior pieces proficiently before linking those pieces together is a key skill for any advanced clicker trainer.
Throughout 10 years of teaching others to clicker train, Michele Pouliot often struggled to teach others this skill successfully. Michele tried several analogies over the years in her attempt to teach the skill more effectively—unfortunately without much-improved results. More recently, she experimented with another tactic to teach the skill of breaking a behavior into smaller pieces.
The new exercise appears to work very well with the many individuals who had problems understanding and/or applying the “just break it down” concept. This Session will present the method of teaching this skill that has been successful for presenter Michele Pouliot.