Training with Non-Food Reinforcers

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One of the biggest objections to positive reinforcement training is the perception that it’s “all about the food.” However, while food may be the primary reinforcer for training new behaviors, using a variety of non-food reinforcers is a powerful tool for maintaining those behaviors. Watch in this video as Ken Ramirez demonstrates the use of conditioned reinforcers, including clapping, petting, and tongue-tickling!