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Why is clicker training good?

Speeds up learning process
-Cuts training time in half.

Always exactly the same
- neutral
- non emotional
- consistent.

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Used during the acquisition phase of training a new behavior

Muscles in motion.
- click before the dog stops moving.

- observation is the precursor to good timing.

Accidentally reinforce the wrong behavior.
Clicked too late so dog is rewarded for mouthing your hand instead of touching.

Brought to dog training by Karen prior and Gary Wilkes

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Two types of markers?

Terminal
Click signals the end of a behavior
- Conditioned to hear sound- behavior finished- reset.

Continuation
Lets dog know to continue engaging in current behavior.
- great for chaining.

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Targeting

Teaching a dog to touch a specific body part to a designated location.
Eg nose to a target. Paw to a hand.
- have to teach targeting first before acquiring new behavior

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Chaining (def)

2 types:

Pairing behaviors to complete a new behavior.

Forward chaining - teaching first element in the chain to the last element. (A,B,C)

Backward chaining - (C,B,A)

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Jackpot

Large, unexpected reward.

- dog makes a breakthrough.

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Application of clicker training.

Great for desensitization
- eg nails clipped

Fears or phobias
- going to the vet

Training movie animals, marine mammals and horses.

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5 methods

- luring
- molding
- modeling
- capturing
- shaping

Sexy
Cats
May
Mate
Lustfully

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Luring

A reward held in front of dog to guide into position

- need to wean away ASAP or dog becomes dependent on lure.

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Molding

Physically assisting into position.

- dog may become dependent on physical prompt

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Modeling

Watching and imitating behavior.

Eg dog watches another dog get a reward for sitting so he sits as well

- dogs don't imitate humans

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Capturing

Dog offers a desired behavior on its own and is rewarded with a timely click.

Eg. Sit. Dogs offer this behavior more often.

- can't capture is dog doesn't offer behavior.

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Shaping

Rewarding close approximations of desired behavior

- need to understand the behavior you want.
- what are you clicking for?
- what are you not clicking for?

- hold off from clicking an earlier learned behavior.

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What is clicker training?

Neutral marker paired with primary reinforcement.
- a conditioned reinforcer. Dog learns the marker means a reward is coming.

Taking a picture of the behavior at that exact moment.

Bridging stimulus between behavior and reward

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When do you use clicker training?

During the Acquisition phase of teaching a new behavior.