With scott the husband i began to praise every small

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reward a hop, then a bigger hop, then an even bigger hop. With Scott the husband, I began to praise every small act every time: if he drove just a mile an hour slower, tossed one pair of shorts into the hamper, or was on time for anything. behavior modification experts tell parents to “catch them when they are being good” and reinforce it. unfortunately we only respond when they are bad and we ignore the good behavior, but we should do the opposite. It should be done very close in time, the animal needs to know when it is doing something correctly. When the animal trainer is far from the animal when they do something write they need a “bridge” to tell the animal that they have done something right and they will get a big juicy fish in a minute. The animal needs to know that it did it right (bridging) Thursday, February 10, 2011
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6 Training incompatible behaviors: “Taught African crested cranes to stop landing on his head and shoulders. He did this by training the leggy birds to land on mats on the ground.” “Rather than teach the cranes to stop landing on him, the trainer taught the birds something else, a behavior that would make the undesirable behavior impossible.” what do you do about inappropriate behavior that you want them to stop doing, we try to ignore it. You may think to punish because it will decrease the amount the animal does it. In history of animal training it was used a lot but it does have negative results. It is hard to punish animals when they are in the water. marine can only use positive reinforcement and other animal trainers use both. This crane wanted to land on the trainer on its arm and shoulder (but this is dangerous for the trainer). You think of an incompatible behavior and train it do something else. IF you put a brightly coloured mat on the ground, this crane will land on it and once you reinforce that a few times you no longer have to worry about it landing on your shoulder! She did this with her husband. Thursday, February 10, 2011
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7 Any reaction can be reinforcing: I followed the students to SeaWorld San Diego, where a dolphin trainer introduced me to least reinforcing scenerio (L. R. S.). When a dolphin does something wrong, the trainer doesn't respond in any way. He stands still for a few beats, careful not to look at the dolphin, and then returns to work. The idea is that any response, positive or negative, fuels a behavior. If a behavior provokes no response, it typically dies away. any action can be potentially reinforcing. If a young child gets us upset, this can be positively reinforcing because they are small and weak and when they can get your attention it is reinforcing. It is very hard to show no response. This ladies passion in life is cooking and she loves to make lovely meals. The husband always intruded into her passion by hovering and trying to talk to her. She tried to think of other things to do to keep him occupied. At one counters he put onions and a knife so he could chop. At the far end of the kitchen she put chips to occupy him. As long as she had a few stations for him to go to, he would stay away from her. This worked! As long as she set up the environment so that there ere alternative incompatible behaviors he changed his behavior.
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