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