The Click That Teaches 4: Stimulus Control - Putting Behavior on Cue - Karen Pryor Clicker Training
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The Click That Teaches 4: Stimulus Control - Putting Behavior on Cue

by Alexandra Kurland

Stimulus control stabilizes behavior and creates good manners.

Cues act like green lights. They tell the horse which behavior will earn him reinforcement at this particular moment. When a behavior is fully on cue, you are saying to your horse that you want the behavior when you ask for it and ONLY when you ask for it.

"Lesson 4: Stimulus Control" will show you how to teach cues, and how to use them to create a mannerly, focused, happy horse. When you hear the word "respect," think stimulus control instead.