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Prevent Your Horse from Becoming ‘Treat Crazy’ With this Simple Solution

I like to call all horse people who use treats as reinforcers in training (to get behaviour) horse trainers. They are deliberately influencing their horses’ behaviour. I love that! When they talk about using treats in training often lots of objections are raised. In this series I give solutions for these common objections and beliefs. …

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Pitfalls of Positive Reinforcement

Clicker training or positive reinforcement is based on a simple concept: adding something the learner wants (an ‘appetitive’) in order to strengthen a behaviour. What can possibly go wrong with a simpel concept of noticing (a tiny step towards) the desired behaviour – mark the behaviour (‘click’) and  reinforce (strengthen) it by giving the learner something pleasurable? Theory versus …

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solutions for treat crazy mugging horse with clicker training

Key Lesson ‘Table Manners for Horses’: stop mugging and pushy behaviours in clicker training

Teach your horse manners to stop mugging, biting, grabbing the treat and being pushy around food and treats in training. The key lesson ‘Table Manners for horses’ increases safety and it provides clarity. Use this exercise to prevent and stop frustration and undesired behaviours in your horse. Table Manners is one of 6 Key Lessons …

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