Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Reinforcers, Species: Canine

Reinforcers specific to one canine:

  • Water
  • Ice cubes
  • Cue - "To The Hand"
  • Cue - "Go Though" (a door)
  • food - multiple varieties
  • string toy
  • splash bomb ball
  • frozen kong - licks
  • Cue - "Over" (object)
  • "Go Out" - (distance)
  • Retrieve
  • ear scritches
  • massage
  • collar off / collar on

Reinforcers, Species: Human

Building the ongoing list of reinforcers:

  • Visiting with a friend
  • Purchasing favorite healthy, spendy salad dressing
  • Surprising someone with a spontaneous visit
  • clicker training with a species other than a dog
  • Special "hanging" time with my canine partner
  • sitting out in the yard
  • Asking for some assistance with a project
  • ice cold water
  • trip to farmer's market
  • a nap!
  • finding the perfect TAGmachine for self-tagging

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Reinforcers: Should you decide to accept this mission...

Yes, I do accept the mission! The mission of identifying reinforcers (what motivates us) will be the focus of my day. Come back for the results.