Train that Chain: Behavior Chains Part 1 - Karen Pryor Clicker Training
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Train that Chain: Behavior Chains Part 1

Laura VanArendonk Baugh - Reno 2016

At some point, we realize that one click and one treat per behavior will be cumbersome to keep up forever; it’s simply impossible for certain important behaviors or tasks. At that point, we must develop and maintain chains of behaviors.

Behavior chains can be smooth and efficient packages of pristine behavior if handled well, or they can be frustrating and time-consuming if handled poorly. They can also be our worst behavioral nightmares, reinforcing bad behaviors, if they are not planned carefully!

This video presentation focuses on:

  • Defining a behavior chain
  • Cues as reinforcers
  • Types of chains
  • Poisoned cues and their impact on chains
  • A closer look at back-chaining

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