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Shaping Without a Clicker

Most trainers agree that if there is one thing that the tool called a clicker is useful for in particular, it is for shaping behavior. Shaping consists of marking and reinforcing successive approximations towards a goal behavior. When shaping, the trainer can find … Continue reading

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Shaping and Stress

This is an expansion of a post about a possible cause of stress in shaping that I sent to the Training Levels Yahoo group. Shaping involves extinction. That is, ceasing to reward something that has been repeatedly rewarded. In the … Continue reading

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