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Opportunity or Avoidance? Should we, as horse trainers, combine positive reinforcement and negative reinforcement?

Hi Guys, Shawna here! I am often asked about the feasibility of combining positive reinforcement(R+) and negative reinforcement(R-). It is not a simple answer. Some people have referred to this practice as combined reinforcement, but this is not a scientific term or construct. I think the thing we […]

What is Shaping?

One of the seminal books on positive reinforcement training with animals (and humans, too!) is ‘Don’t Shoot the Dog’, by Karen Pryor. When I was a zookeeper, this was required reading, and really has been the manual of this method of training for exotic animals since it was published. For […]

2019-11-07T12:51:06-07:00By |Blog, R+ Training|0 Comments

Thank you, Sarah!

One of the participants in our last workshop was Sarah Matlock, an instructor of Applied Equine Behavior at Colorado State University. We originally met Sarah at CHATTcon (Convergence of Human and Animal Training Technologies) in Seattle in July and were lucky enough to have her come learn with us earlier […]

2019-11-12T13:58:00-07:00By |Blog|0 Comments

Positive Reinforcement for Equines – Weekend Clinic

Learn about the effectiveness of these humane, science-based training skills to develop your horse’s motivation and trust. In this Weekend Clinic, legendary trainer and equine behaviorist Shawna Karrasch will show you how to unlock the power of Positive Reinforcement with horses.

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Positive Reinforcement for Equines – Weekend Clinic

Learn about the effectiveness of these humane, science-based training skills to develop your horse’s motivation and trust. In this Weekend Clinic, legendary trainer and equine behaviorist Shawna Karrasch will show you how to unlock the power of Positive Reinforcement with horses.

2019-01-09T13:10:57-07:00By |, |Comments Off on Positive Reinforcement for Equines – Weekend Clinic