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Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers: Part 7

Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers: Part 7  1.) Clicker trainers, regardless of the species they are working with, love their animals. 2.) Clicker trainers focus on what they want, not the unwanted behavior. 3.) Clicker trainers are creative. 4.) … Continue reading

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What Do You buy For the Horse Who Has Everything…….

***A HANDMADE TARTAN HEADCOLLAR*** These beautiful handmade Tartan Head Collars will make your horse stand out on any yard or at any show. The head collars are made from a light padded material with your chosen design on the outside. … Continue reading

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Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers: Part 6

Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers: Part 6 1.) Clicker trainers, regardless of the species they are working with, love their animals. 2.) Clicker trainers focus on what they want, not the unwanted behavior. 3.) Clicker trainers are creative. 4.) … Continue reading

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Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers – Part 5

Here’s the next installment of the article: Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers Part 5 1.) Clicker trainers, regardless of the species they are working with, love their animals. 2.) Clicker trainers focus on what they want, not the unwanted … Continue reading

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Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers – Part 4

Here’s the next installment of the article “Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers” Part 4: Clicker trainers see every horse as an individual. 1.) Clicker trainers, regardless of the species they are working with, love their animals. 2.) Clicker trainers focus … Continue reading

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Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers: Part 3

Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers: Part 3 1.) Clicker trainers, regardless of the species they are working with, love their animals. 2.) Clicker trainers focus on what they want, not the unwanted behavior. 3.) Clicker trainers are creative. Clicker … Continue reading

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Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers – 2

As promised here is Part 2 of “Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers” Part 1 described the first characteristic: Clicker trainers, regardless of the species they are working with, love their animals. Part 2 looks at the second characteristic: Clicker … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers – Part 2

As promised here is Part 2 of “Ten Characteristics of Good Clicker Trainers” Part 1 described the first characteristic: Clicker trainers, regardless of the species they are working with, love their animals.   Part 2 looks at the second characteristic: … Continue reading

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Charcteristics of Good Clicker Trainers – Part 1

Over the past several weeks I’ve been sharing my article: “What is Clicker Training?”.  There’s always more to be added, so let me do that with another article which again I’ll share in small installments.  This one is called: “Ten … Continue reading

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What is Clicker Training ? Part 6

What is Clicker Training? Here’s the final installment of the article: “What is Clicker Training?” Part 1 defined What clicker training is. Part 2 looked at the basic procedures of clicker training. Part 3 looks at reinforcers. Part 4 asks … Continue reading

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What is Clicker Training ? – Part 5

Part 1 defined What clicker training isPart 2 looked at the basic procedures of clicker training.Part 3 looks at reinforcers.Part 4 asks WHAT we teach.Part 5 returns to How we teach. How Do We Teach Clicker trainers use a variety … Continue reading

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What is Clicker Training – Part 4

Here’s the next installment of the “What is Clicker Training?” article. Part 1 defined What clicker training is. Part 2 looked at the basic procedures of clicker training. Part 3 looks at reinforcers. Part 4 asks WHAT we teach. What … Continue reading

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What is Clicker Training ? Part 3

  As promised here is Part 3 of What is Clicker Training   I enjoyed very much the discussion of cues that Part 2 generated.  Let’s see what Part 3 brings.       In Part 1 I defined WHAT … Continue reading

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What is Clicker Training ? Part 2

In Part 1 I began by defining clicker training, beginning with a definition from Karen Pryor and then expanding upon that definition to describe the “clicker umbrella” that is the framework for all the interactions I have with my horses. … Continue reading

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What is Clicker Training ?

What is Clicker Training? Part 1 With so many people now clicker training there is no longer a clear one-size-fits-all definition of what this means.  People use the term “clicker training” to mean so many different things.  Some people use … Continue reading

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Are You a Squeeky Toy ?

Have you every noticed how horses push some people around and not others ?  They seem to pick the same people and are able to push them and shove them and mug them and almost have them off their feet. … Continue reading

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Agility…Right from The Start !

SMAART Horses are delighted to be hosting an agility workshop weekend with Eva Bertilsson, co-author of Agility, Right From the Start and ClickerExpo (Karen Pryor) faculty. This will be a fantastic weekend that will cover dog agility.  However, the information … Continue reading

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My Horse Is Terrified of the Wormer Paste!

The yard was unusually busy and filled with anxiety when I arrived. Amongst the chatter I managed to glean that not long before lunch one of the livery horses had collapsed and been rushed to the vet school. Her life … Continue reading

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What Makes Someone a “Clicker Trainer” ?

What makes someone a clicker trainer as opposed to someone who trains with  a clicker in their hand? Let me start by giving a definition of clicker training (as defined by Karen Pryor, KPCT); “Clicker training” is an animal training … Continue reading

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Behaviour fundamentals: Filling the Behaviour Change Tool Box

Behaviour Fundamentals: Filling the Behaviour Change Tool Box Susan Freidman, Dept. of Psychology, Utah State University, Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behaviour, 3(1), 36-40 Click below Behavior Fundamentals, S. G. Friedman

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