Wednesday, April 29, 2009
9. My ideal for training new behaviors is 1) little help as needed 2) as few errors as possible 3) as quick a progression as possible 4) as little of fixing mistakes after the behavior is learned. Choose a training technique which will help you to achieve this. Use free-shaping/capturing as your plan A. Adapt the environment if necessary so that the shaping process will be easier. Consider using targeting if shaping is difficult and leads to a lot of errors or little progress. Luring is only to be used as a last measure, and should then be removed as quickly as possible.