Corrections in Clicker Training

The path of clicker training is strewn with questions about interruptions, corrections, and punishment. What's the difference, or are they really the same? What's "legal" in clicker training? What about in an emergency?

This Session explores concepts from interruptions to no-reward-markers, identifying both good practices to clarify a learner's options and where well-intentioned intervention can inadvertently become punishment. The Session also covers definitions of commonly used terms and ambiguous or misleading language. You will leave with a new understanding of where unintentional punishment might be creeping into a training program and a new confidence in interrupting unwanted behavior without risking fallout.

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Laura VanArendonk Baugh operates Canines in Action in Indianapolis. As a crossover trainer, Laura is particularly interested in the science of more efficient behavior change. She became a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) in 2008 and returned to the Academy as an instructor, teaching certification workshops around the country. She is also certified in TAGteach.

Laura blogs on clicker training and behavior frequently, writes articles on various behavior and training topics, and is the author of Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out and Social, Civil, and Savvy.