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Reinforcement

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Learn to effectively reinforce behavior.

Increasing the probability that an animal will perform a certain behavior is an important goal for an animal trainer. Learn to use appetitive and aversive motivators to increase the probability of a behavior. Know how to use avoidance and safety signals. Master the associated language. Explore reinforcement through reading, videos, and online activities. This achievement will be evaluated by a quiz and written essay assessment. This badge is required for anyone participating at Mustang Camp either as an intern or trainer.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Describe several ways to increase or strengthen any naturally occurring behavior.
  • Condition a bridge signal.
  • Describe the consequences of various schedules of reinforcement