Welcome to class, On Target or Clicker Training Class! Learn the fundamentals of positive reinforcement training (clicker training) in this unique hands-on podcast. The leader in On Target Training, Shawna Karrasch takes you step by step through exercises and you practice with your horse while listening to the podcast. Joining this class is easy, just click play. Part of the Horse Radio Network.
Equine Clicker 101 Lesson 45: Introducing Positive Reinforcment to the "Made" Horse
Most horses that we come across have already been taught a vast majority of the things they know through traditional training. These horse's are often referred to as crossover horses. We are shifting our focus to positive reinforcement, how do we move forward? I discuss how to move forward and recognizing when it would be best to retrain a behavior.
Equine Clicker 101 Lesson 42: Teaching a Horse to Move Off Pressure with Positive Reinforcement
Teaching pressure as a cue, with a strong positive reinforcement history instead of using escalating pressure. While this may seem like a matter of semantics, the resulting emotional state is quite different. I describe the difference and ways to create the behavior utilizing positive reinforcement.
Equine Clicker 101 Lesson 41 What to Do When Your Horse is Clueless: Make a Plan
Sometimes, during training sessions, our horses get off track. I discuss ways to get back on track, to bring clarity to our sessions and to minimize frustration.
Equine Clicker 101 Lesson 40 Hand Targets and Teaching Recall
Utilizing our hands as targets is easy to teach and obviously convenient. In addition, pairing it with their name becomes is an easy way to teach a recall.
Lesson 39: Subtleties of Body Language and Eye Contact
This lesson is focused on learning to recognize facial expressions, body language and the value of eye contact. All of this serves as way for our horses to communicate how they are feeling. It gives us valuable information about our horses and helps us to strengthen our bond.
Equine Clicker 101 Lesson 38 How to Make Bath Time Fun
Teaching your horse to enjoy baths isn’t so hard especially when using positive reinforcement, We don’t want him to simply tolerate it, we want him to like it. We discuss ways to get your horse acclimated to the hose, running water and getting sudsy!
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Truly a must listen.
I throughly enjoy your podcast Shawna, you are easy to listen to and have such a wealth of knowledge that you share so well. I had to find a new way of thinking and working with horses after buying a mare who gave me no other choice. She made it very clear she needed a different route for training and everything she had be exposed to wasn’t for her. I went searching and was intrigued by R+ training then came upon this podcast it has been a complete life saver. I have done every lesson with her and she is completely different horse now. Almost unrecognizable! She is so willing and happy. And I have you to thank. I eagerly await every new episode.