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Day 5

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ALMOST TO THE FINISH LINE

You are in the home stretch now! Hopefully by now you have been able to get your animal into the desired position using the lessons from the previous days of the challenge. Today we are going to focus on building duration for holding the desired position. There are many ways to build duration. For this behavior I do recommend building duration by adding on split seconds of time before bridging and reinforcing. I do use a bridging stimulus for building this duration. See below for a really great course on the bridging stimulus. 

You don't need to say "hold" or any other sort of "keep going signal." To learn why, see the additional resources below.

Share your updates in 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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Here is a link to a super in-depth course called Understanding the Bridging Stimulus. This is a member's only feature. Non-members can get access by joining here.  Use the code CHALLENGE10 to get access to the monthly individual option for 10 days for just $1. 

Member's can earn a badge for completion of this course to share on CVs, performance evaluations, and for CEUs.

Learn why a keep going signal isn't necessary to get duration.  Listen to this episode of YOU be the Behavior Consultant

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.

Learn more about ways we create duration in this lecture I presented for Omuta City Zoo in Japan. The section on duration begins at 1 hour and 19 Minutes. Non members can watch the presentation here. Members can watch the presentation here.

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