equine clicker training

using precision and positive reinforcement to teach horses and people


ASAT 2019: Ken Ramirez – Common Trainer Errors: How to avoid them and why we make them

ASAT 2019: Barbara Heidenreich – Training to Improve Welfare of Orangutans in Borneo

ASAT 2019: Alexandra Kurland – Listen

ASAT 2019: Hannah Branigan – Close the Loop: Training reinforcement as behavior

ASAT 2019: Emily Larlham – Sculpting the Cue

ASAT 2019: Dr. Jesus Rosales-Ruiz: Cues in Context

ASAT 2019: Steve White: LOOK OUT! It’s a runaway chain: The how and why of problem chains.

ASAT 2019: Dr. Joe Layng: Sequences of behavior: They are not always chains.

ASAT 2019: Dr. Alliston Reid – From Behavior Chains to Behavioral Skills: Animals learn more than previously expected.

Getting Help: Strategies for Working with Traditional Trainers, Part 2.

Getting Help: Strategies for Working with Traditional Trainers, Part 1.

Warm-up Routines and the Power of Habit

ASAT Conference 2018: Ken Ramirez on “Problem Solving

ASAT Conference 2018: Dr. Julie S. Vargas on “B.F. Skinner’s Discovery of the Operant and of Shaping.”

Recommended Reading: Karen Pryor

The Book: Thoughts on Chapter 1: What is Clicker Training?

Teaching Horses with Positive Reinforcement: The Book

ASAT Conference 2018: Barbara Heidenreich on “Exotic Solutions to Exotic Animal Problems.”

ASAT Conference 2018: Emily Larlham on ” Using multiple markers to prevent mixed messages.”

ASAT Conference 2018: Steve White on “Keep Going Signals.”

ASAT Conference 2018: Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz on “How Movement Cycles Can Improve Your Shaping.”

ASAT Conference 2018: Ken Ramirez on “No Reward Markers (NRMs): Science and Practice

Cones, mats, poles and targets: Putting them to use in ground and ridden work to teach new behaviors and facilitate learning (October 2017)

Teaching Husbandry Behaviors with clicker training: Tooth inspection (October 2017)

ASAT Conference 2017: Choice (March 2017)

ASAT Conference 2017: Dr. Jesus Rosales-Ruiz: “Conditioned Reinforcers are worth Maintaining (March 2017)

ASAT Conference 2017: Dr. Paul Andronis: “Adjunctive Behavior, So What Else is Going On?” (March 2017)

ASAT Conference 2017: Barbara Heidenreich: “Maintaining Behavior the Natural Way (March 2017)

ASAT Conference 2017: More on Premack (March 2017)

ASAT Conference 2017: Dr. Peter Killeen on “Skinner’s Rats, Pavlov’s Dogs, Premack’s Principles.” (March 2017)

ASAT Conference 2017: Duration (March 2017)

Marker Signals: Thinking Beyond the Click (Feb 2017)

First International Conference on Human Behavior Change for Animal Welfare: Theory of Change (Jan 2017)

A Training Stategy for Building Duration: Backchain it by Using a Terminal Behavior (October 2016)

Using Targeting to Build Confidence Outside the Ring (October 2016)

Aurora gets a bath: some tips on how to train your horse for husbandry behaviors (June 2016)

Superstitious Behavior (May 2016)

ClickerExpo 2016: Kay Laurence, “Hocus Focus: Helping your dog determine what’s important (April 2016)

ClickerExpo 2016: Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, “The Quadrant Quandry: Clarity and Perspective on an Icon (April 2016)

ASAT Conference 2016: Steve Aibel on “Learning to Bond (March 2016)

ASAT Conference 2016: Ken Ramirez on the “Conservation Connection – Training to Save Wildlife (March 2016)

ASAT Conference 2016: Mary Hunter on “Good and Not-So-Good Paths to Learning(March 2016)

ASAT Conference 2016: Kay Laurence on “Communicating Through Silence” (March 2016)

ASAT Conference 2016: Ken Ramirez on “Bubble Rings and Beluga Whales” (March 2016)

ASAT Conference 2016: Dr. Iver Iversen on “Selection and Creation Processes Involved in Shaping a Novel Behavior: Method and Theory” (March 2016)

ASAT Conference 2016: Alexandra Kurland on “Feel- Art or Science?” (March 2016)

ASAT Conference 2016: Kay Laurence on “Micro-shaping” (March 2016)

ASAT 2016: Dr Joe Layng on Emotions (March 2016)

Do You Have a Cue for That? (February 2016)

Timing (January 2016)

10 Things I’ve Learned from Riding Clicker Trained Horses (January 2016)

Capturing Behavior (November 2015)

Body Part Targeting – Moving beyond nose targeting (October 2015)

Training with Base Position – Using this technique to train hoof handling (October 2015)

Fetch – A fun game and an introduction to behavior chains (September 2015)

Motivation  (September 2015)

Detective Work (February 2015)

Setting up for Success (February 2015)

Welcome (December 2014)