Train that Chain: Behavior Chains Part 2 - Karen Pryor Clicker Training
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Train that Chain: Behavior Chains Part 2

Laura VanArendonk Baugh - Reno 2016



This is Part 2 of a two-part video presentation series. Viewers are encouraged to watch both parts.

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!

Part 2 focuses on:
  • Maintaining a chain
  • Finishing a chain
  • Varied uses of chains
  • Duration behaviors as chains
  • Breaking a chain