Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training

Episode 28: Touching New Frontiers - Applications of Constructional Affection to Other Species

April 30, 2022 Maasa, Sean
Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training
Episode 28: Touching New Frontiers - Applications of Constructional Affection to Other Species
Show Notes

In this episode, we explore the application of Constructional Affection to other species, such as equines, tortoises, birds, etc! To get us started, Sean and Maasa are discussing the conjugate reinforcement schedule and several questions to consider: When is it ideal to use Constructional Affection? How can we program our affection as a reinforcer? How can we set up the environment to ask the animal whether affection is working as a reinforcer? What are the desirable behaviors we want to shape through affection with equines that leads to mutually enjoyable relationships? We also share Interaction Guidelines with equines and safety protocols! We hope this episode can bring some conversation as to the development and application of Constructional Affection with other species.


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