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Peggy Hogan
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Clicker Training Horses is my business
Clicker Training Horses is my business

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Peggy Cummings is a personal friend and one who inspired me through her teachings. I am SO excited to be able to see her again and while I'm there, offer a Clicker Training clinic in Portland.
There is a two week online pre-clinic included in this offer.


Spots available. Please contact Linda, listed in this flyer. :-)
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Variations on target training

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Variations on target training

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Variations on target training

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From time to time I read something posted that suggests that guessing during the shaping process is frustrating for the horse. My experience is that we can easily teach our horses to be creative if we set it up to follow and encourage their interaction with some item in the environment. This is especially true when they're beginning to offer behavior. Once a horse learns to play the game of "show me something different" it can totally change their understanding of how shaping works.

Truthfully, I think the horses understand shaping quickly, but WE need to understand that they also explore new things in their own individual manner. Some make bold, easily recognizable efforts, others make very small moves to investigate.

It can be hard to sort through what we're seeing and sometimes the human withholds the click, either wanting too much change in the variations of behavior, or they wait for something that the horse cannot give in the moment. "Different" doesn't have to be grandiose, it can literally be a shift in eye movement.

Watch this video of my friend's horse. You'll see this horse try a variety of ways to interact with a box. He's quite clever at offering different behaviors, but this process was LEARNED.

https://youtu.be/RTM8JzrL3J0


Once there is some variety to his offerings, we can begin to shape behaviors that are useful to us that range from husbandry to riding.

So the next time you read an article that suggests that horses NEED to have R- in their lives because they get too stressed by guessing, come back to this page and learn how you can make the process fun and easy for both of you.

There is an ongoing resource of information in my group's and online classes as well.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClickerTrainingHorses/



SHAPING!!! It's a GREAT tool to have in your toolkit.


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From time to time I read something posted that suggests that guessing during the shaping process is frustrating for the horse. My experience is that we can easily teach our horses to be creative if we set it up to follow and encourage their interaction with some item in the environment. This is especially true when they're beginning to offer behavior. Once a horse learns to play the game of "show me something different" it can totally change their understanding of how shaping works.

Truthfully, I think the horses understand shaping quickly, but WE need to understand that they also explore new things in their own individual manner. Some make bold, easily recognizable efforts, others make very small moves to investigate.

It can be hard to sort through what we're seeing and sometimes the human withholds the click, either wanting too much change in the variations of behavior, or they wait for something that the horse cannot give in the moment. "Different" doesn't have to be grandiose, it can literally be a shift in eye movement.

Watch this video of my friend's horse. You'll see this horse try a variety of ways to interact with a box. He's quite clever at offering different behaviors, but this process was LEARNED.

https://youtu.be/RTM8JzrL3J0


Once there is some variety to his offerings, we can begin to shape behaviors that are useful to us that range from husbandry to riding.

So the next time you read an article that suggests that horses NEED to have R- in their lives because they get too stressed by guessing, come back to this page and learn how you can make the process fun and easy for both of you.

There is an ongoing resource of information in my group's and online classes as well.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClickerTrainingHorses/



SHAPING!!! It's a GREAT tool to have in your toolkit.


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