Instructor: Hannah Branigan
I lied. We are totally going to chain it. But through chaining... FREEDOM!
Freedom from hot dogs in your pockets. Freedom from balls in your armpit. Freedom from feeling "chained" to reinforcing every behavior with a primary reinforcer.
Build trust, confidence, and motivation through the power of behavior chains. Sequence your performance behaviors to teach the dog that reinforcement outside the ring is totally worth the performance inside the ring.
Goal: To be able to set up a reinforcement station (like food at your chair/crate), move the dog into a different space (like a ring), perform a continuous chain of behaviors (like a performance), and then exit to the reinforcement.