AALAS Webinar - Training Techniques for Laboratory Animals: Positive or Permissive?

Popular trends in animal training have turned to "positive training" or (positive reinforcement) techniques. Look at the Web for an obedience trainer, a horse trainer, or any animal trainer, and you will find a huge number touting "only positive training techniques." But what does this mean and, more specifically, what does it mean for laboratory animals, their caretakers, and handlers? Do we, can we, use only positive reinforcement (reward based) techniques to accomplish our goals? In this webinar, we will explore a balanced view of the "four quadrants" of training, including the pros, cons, and applications of each. We will look at analogies to human behavior and the behavioral outcomes of each type of reinforcer. We will also discuss target and clicker training and their practical applications for laboratory animal technicians.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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