Welcome to class, Clicker Training Class! Learn the fundamentals of positive reinforcement training (clicker training) in this unique hands-on podcast. A pioneer in this training, Shawna Karrasch takes you step by step through an explanation and exercises you can practice with your horse while listening to the podcast. Joining this class is easy, just click play. Part of the Horse Radio Network.

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Equine Clicker 101

Equine Clicker 101 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.
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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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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #37 What To Do When It All Goes Pear Shaped

When things don’t go as planned it is easy for you and your horse to become frustrated. In this Lesson I discuss ways to minimize frustration and to keep training fun. We learn about least reinforcing stimulus (LRS) and differential reinforcement of incompatible behavior (DRI).
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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #36 Timing is Key for Shaping Behavior

Timing is key in any type of training and positive reinforcement training is no exception. This certainly holds true when we think about shaping movement. In this lesson I discuss some tips to develop better timing and targeted results.
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Equine Clicker 101 Lesson #35 Stop Your Horse Diving for Grass or, How To Make Hand Grazing Fun Again

Shawna Karrasch discusses the common springtime issue…diving for grass. We will discuss some thoughts and strategies to minimize this annoying habit. Understanding their motivation, offering valuable reinforcements and creating strong and salient cues can really change things!
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