LET'S GET STARTED!
Are you excited to start training? I hope so! Hopefully you have an object identified for your animal to mouth. Your assignment for today is to shape the animal's mouth making contact with the object. Listen to the video for some ideas to prompt engagement. Scroll down for more resources and support.
Remember to join our private Facebook Group! This special pop up group is just for this behavior challenge. Here are some things you can do in the group:
*Post videos and photos of your progress
*Ask questions of fellow challenge participants
*Share ideas that are working for you
*Participate in a daily livestream chat with Barbara Heidenreich
Today's LIVE Facebook Chat will be at 1:00 PM Central (Austin, TX, USA)
Use this time and date converter to learn what time that it is in your part of the world
Here is a great podcast episode to consider listening to about setting up your environment that is relevant to this step and also Step 4.
Is your animal afraid of any objects in your set up? Listen to this episode of YOU be the Behavior Consultant to learn why distance can be important to provide as a reinforcer for desired responses as opposed to using systematic desensitization and counter conditioning.
Members enjoy this livestream inside AnimalTrainingFundamentals.com here. The member's version offers jumplinks and the option to earn a badge for course completion.
Join the livestream most Mondays at 11:00 AM Central on YouTube.
If you are really struggling with fear responses, consider joining our upcoming challenge on fear responses. This one starts in April and will take you through an in-depth 2 hour course and a 30-day guided application of the procedures for addressing fear responses. I am looking forward to this one!