There are preferable situations for the two methods of dealing with setbacks. Lowering the criteria is a great way to deal with temporary issues and… Continue reading Going Back to Kindergarten
Okay, so you hit a brick wall in your fitness. You’re experiencing a plateau, or even a major setback. We established why it’s important to… Continue reading Lowering the Criteria
Training animals is like having a bank account. Except for money, we are saving up trust with the animal. Keep a fair amount of trust… Continue reading Motivation in the Bank
We’ve discussed so many aspects of applying positive reinforcement to develop healthy habits, but now I’m going to turn the tables. Operant conditioning is not… Continue reading Break Bad Habits with Positive Reinforcement
Before starting a training session, animal professionals like to make sure EVERYTHING is perfect, or as close to it, to ensure as successful a training… Continue reading Setting Yourself Up for Success
After my last post, I received a few requests asking for help deciding what to use instead of food. In Positive Reinforcement isn’t a Burger… Continue reading Positive Reinforcement is Not a Burger After the Gym: Part 2
Applying operant conditioning to your fitness program is a lot of fun. It’s especially fun when you focus on positive reinforcement as your primary method… Continue reading Positive Reinforcement is Not a Burger After the Gym (Part 1)
I wrote a blog post similar to this about 4 years ago. It’s a great reminder post, so if you are feeling nostalgic for retro… Continue reading Accentuate the Positive
There are days when forgetting to hit the “Publish” button really saves your integrity.
I’ve been racking my brain trying to find the words to describe how operant conditioning works in fitness. I’ve even had dreams about it.