People often ask me how I get the learner to switch off. The person has decided the training session is over, therefore the animal has to know that too….right? Maybe your learner isn’t ready to switch off when you are. So what do we do?
Ken explains this really nicely in this article. To summarise; just because a training session is over should not mean +R is no longer available.
If we really are +R trainers then we look for all sorts of ways to reinforce our learners inside and outside of active learning sessions.