Presentation given at the 2017 Conference
Ken has spent the last several years exploring the concept of teaching an animal the ability to indicate “No, I don’t want to do that behavior” during a training session. Some unique elements of this procedure included reinforcing the animal for making that choice and giving the animal that option at all times for all sessions. This procedure was first created as a solution to a behavior problem and has now been used in four similar cases with great success. Ken will give an overview of this unique technique and discuss the implications of the procedure.