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The focus of my journey is now on trying to help reach the tipping point in positive, scientific based horse training. To bring science into the work, and training out of the dark ages. Having seen the joy that positive reinforcement training brings to both partners in the horse - human relationship over the past 17 or so years, there is no going back...

 

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"Thinking of your horse as behaving badly disposes you to think of punishment. Thinking of your horse as struggling to handle something difficult encourages you to help him through his distress."- The Concordia Connection

April 7, 2013

Hello! I’m glad you decided to check out my blog and find out what clicker training is all about.

So, what is clicker training?

Here is a great definition, by Karen Pryor, author of Reaching the Animal Mind (a great book to read for anyone, clicker trainer or not):

“Clicker training is an animal training method based on behavioural psychology that relies on marking a desirable behavior and rewarding it. Desirable behavior is usually marked by using a ‘clicker,’ a mechanical device that makes a short distinct ‘click’ sound, which tells the animal exactly when they are doing the right thing. This clear form of communication combined with positive reinforcement is an effective, safe and humane way to teach any animal any behavior that it is physically and mentally capable of doing.”

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