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ASAT Conference 2019: Emily Larlham – Sculpting the Cue.

Emily Larlham is a professional dog trainer who is known for her creative and fun training methods. She loves to train complex behaviors and tricks using a variety of training strategies that are based on positive reinforcement. She shares her approach in seminars and through her videos on her website (www.dogmantics.com) and Youtube channel Kikopup. What is “Sculpting the Cue?” Emily started her presentation with a picture of Michelangelo’s David. […]

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

This is the fourth in a series of posts based on my notes from the 2018 Art and Science of Animal Training Conference that was held in Irving, Texas on March 24-25, 2018. While I try to take accurate notes, it is possible that there are errors or that some detail is lacking. If you post a comment or email me, I can try to clarify or provide some additional […]

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ASAT Conference 2017: More on The Premack Principle

In the last article, I wrote about the Premack Principle which states that: • Behaviors are reinforcers, not stimuli • More probable behaviors reinforce less probable behaviors. • Less probable behaviors punish more probable behaviors. What can I do with information? First, the idea of behaviors as reinforcers opens up many new possibilities for ways to reinforce behavior. And second, it means I need to pay more attention to the […]

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ASAT Conference 2017: A summary of several presentations on duration

This year (2017) the Art and Science of Animal Training Conference had a theme for each day. On Saturday, the lectures focused on the Premack Principle and how reinforcement works. On Sunday, the focus was on how to effectively maintain behaviors. As you might expect, there were some interesting connections between different presentations, both across topics and between topics.Because of this, rather than write about each presentation separately, I am […]

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