USING DISTANCE AS A REINFORCER
DR. JESÚS ROSALES-RUIZ
Fearful and aggressive behaviors are generally regarded as respondent behaviors. That is, they are triggered by the environment and are considered natural reactions to certain antecedent conditions. Owners often consider these responses to be behavior problems when their pets engage in excessively fierce or fearful behaviors. To address these undesirable behaviors, trainers often rely on some variation of respondent condition, such as desensitization or counter-conditioning.
At ClickerExpo LIVE, Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz will show how distance can be used as a reinforcer to shape friendly behaviors that replace fearful or aggressive behaviors. Join him for From Fierce or Fearful to Friendly: A Shaping Program for Dogs, Cats, Horses & Beyond, plus 70+ other courses at ClickerExpo LIVE January 29 - 31, 2021.