This much-anticipated presentation is an expanded version of the lecture Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz has presented at ClickerExpo. In conversation with Alexandra Kurland, the poisoned cue is discussed both in general terms and then specifically as it applies to horse training.
Praise the horse or dog when he gets it right. Correct him when he gets it wrong. That describes many styles of standard animal training. It also describes the perfect set-up for poisoned cues. When you link corrections with motivation, you get problems—that’s what the basic research tells us. The bottom line is this: corrections do not work. Find out why in this lecture by Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz.