CLICKER TRAINING SURGEONS AND HORSES!
A June 28, 2018 online article published by The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care references Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) and recent news about clicker training medical surgical students. Entitled If Your Surgeon was Clicker Trained, Why Not Your Horse?, the article discusses the recent National Public Radio (NPR) interview of, and story about, I. Martin Levy, MD, who oversees a surgery residency program at Montefiore Medical Center in New York.
Using training strategy that Dr. Levy explains works for his surgical students, The Horse article applies the tips to horse training. Touching on treats, motivation, specific desired behaviors and the steps that make up a behavior, and positive feedback, the article supports clicker training, calling it “precise, positive, and focuse[d] on the desired behavior.”
Read the full article from The Horse.