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Learning Goals
Building Chains
In your very first clicker lesson you taught your horse to touch a target. You then introduced him to the rest of the foundation lessons. You've been working on one behavior at a time. Your horse has been on high rates of reinforcement. It's been touch the target - click- treat. Back a few steps - click- treat. 

Your horse is catching on to the game. He's offering you behavior. When he wants you to play, he drops his head, or looks at you with his ears perked forward. He's learning to work the system.

In the previous Unit you learned about cues and stimulus control. You learned that cues are green lights. They let your horse know what the hot behavior of the moment is. And cues are also reinforcers. That means cues work as connectors. They can be used to link behaviors together into longer and longer chains. In this Unit you'll use the foundation lessons to see how this works.


At the end of this lesson you'll know how to:

      link behaviors together to form long chains.

      use cues as reinforcers.

      change from an old cue to a new cue.

Instead of clicking frequently for small units of behavior, now you'll be building larger blocks of complex behaviors.


Part 8
Building Chains
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Part 1: Intro
Part 2: Getting Started
Part 3: Loopy Training
Part 4: Foundation Lessons
Part 5: Teaching Strategies
Part 6: Training Plans
Part 7: Cues
Part 8: Chains
Part 9: Clicker SuperStars
Part 10: Rope Handling
Part 11: Riding Pt 1
Part 12: Riding Pt 2
Part 13: Riding Pt 3
Part 14: A Look Ahead
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