The More Advanced I Get, The Fewer "Advanced" Tools I Need

Many techniques are described as "advanced tools," from variable schedules of reinforcement to no-reward markers. They are more complex tools, certainly, but are they "advanced" and will they advance your training?

This Session discusses several advanced tools and explores why they're considered advanced, whether and how advanced trainers use them, and when these tools should be used.

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 the bestselling Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training Crazy Dogs from Over-the-Top to Under Control.