Reversibility of reward: Harnessing the power of your animal’s worst distractions

Emily Larlham
Presentation given at the 2017 Conference

In this brief presentation, Emily will describe how she utilizes the Premack principle to turn the tides and achieve the result of switching which behavior is of higher probability in the animal. She will use video examples to illustrate this technique, such as training a dog to prefer engaging with the handler over chasing prey. Key concepts for successful training will be covered, such as the correct arousal level, utilizing previously trained behaviors, controlling the environment, controlling duration of behaviors and generalization.

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