June 3, 2014

Introducing the Clicker

One of the most common staples of positive method training is the introduction of a handheld clicker (also known as a bridge) to mark the correct behavior. Clicker training was mostly popularized with Dog Training, but it didn’t start there, and nor is it species-exclusive. Pigeons, bears, dolphins, seagulls, rats, whales, and even humans have been successfully […]

June 3, 2014

Principles of Training

The Principles of Training only identify the theories and ideals behind what I do, and why. They make no attempt to explain the training, but rather, serve as a reference point for making decisions. Listed in no order. Do no harm. Rapid iteration, always. Adapt to the horse. Change is the only constant. Guidance, not […]