Magic Mustang Tamer

General Principles of Animal Training

What do Trainers and Tamers Do?

  • Apply respondent and operant conditioning procedures.
  • Modify the antecedents and consequences in the training environment.
  • Deliver or remove appetives and aversives in response to the animal’s behavior.
  • Manage sensitization and desensitization to stimuli.
  • Plan learning sets.
  • Break down behaviors into simple tasks and chain behaviors together.
  • Prevent Learned Helplessness.
  • Assess problem behavior to plan training for desirable behavior.

The Secret Language of Animal Training

Start out by learning some essential vocabulary

Know Your Vocabulary

Some extra information

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