In this audio excerpt from Don't Shoot the Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training, Karen Pryor explains the difference between a "command" and a "cue." Do you say "sit" before or after you teach the dog to sit? Is the dog trying to do something, or avoid something? And why do clicker trainers use cues, anyway?
To learn more about operant conditioning and the fundaments of clicker training, pick up the new Don't Shoot the Dog! 6 CD Set, an unabridged audiobook read by Karen Pryor, with new material by the author.
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