Category: shaping

How Do You Use the Treat & Train? Shaping a Down During a Behavior Consult

February 24, 2014

Veterinary Technician specializing in behavior, Melissa Spooner, shows how she uses the Treat & Train to shape a down during a behavior consult.

Capturing a Behavior: Training a Lioness to Present Her Side

November 26, 2011

Here is a video showing how some behaviors can be trained by capturing, then shaping. This lioness would rub her cheek against the bars when the trainer blew on her, so this behavior was captured then shaped into eventually presenting her side to the trainer (for blood draw).

Training a Lion - Head Turn

November 25, 2011

Here’s a video on training a lion to lay calmly and turn his head 90ª away. Watch how this behavior is shaped.

How Dogs Learn: Shaping Zoe into a Box

August 23, 2010

Have you ever wondered how dogs learn? Operant conditioning, or trial and error learning, is one way in which dogs learn new behaviors. In this video, Dr Sophia Yin trains her australian cattle dog, Zoe, to put two feet into a box. Watch how Zoe figures out what to do!

Shaping Behaviors: Teach Your Dog to Somersault

August 23, 2010

Want to teach your dog a fun trick that most dogs won’t know? Teach your dog to somersault! Using a target and some tasty treats, Zoe the australian cattle dog learns how to do a somersault.

Funny Dog Tricks: Jack Russell Terrier Karate Kicks

August 23, 2010

Here is one of many funny dog tricks that you can teach your dog. Jonesy the jack russell terrier can karate kick!

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