What we will cover in this classWhat is PORTL?
- What are some of the benefits of playing PORTL?
- Intro to PORTL – video clip
- What do you need to play PORTL?
- Outline of curriculum of PORTL exercises –> lots of uses for PORTL!
PORTL: The very basics
- PORTL reinforcement system
- The importance of the reinforcement system
- How to practice in PORTL – video clip
- Connections to animal training
- The connection between component behaviors and excellent shaping
- A building blocks approach to shaping –> What does this mean?
- Six foundational lessons for shaping behaviors in PORTL
- Capturing actions – video clip
- Transferring actions – video clip
- Capturing & transferring actions – connections to animal training
- Writing shaping plans
- The PORTL shaping plan worksheet
- Video example 1
- Video example 2
- CLICK HERE to listen to a previous ATA podcast episode with Mary (& see her bio)
- CLICK HERE for the PORTL section on the Behaviour Explorer website
- Website contains some basic info about PORTL, links to video clips, instructions for building a PORTL kit, downloadable copies of the data sheets used while playing PORTL, and more. It also contains links to most of the video clips that were shared in this presentation.
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