28: Criteria: Defining the Behavior with Becky Wolf, San Diego Zoo
This episode Becky Wolf, San Diego Zoo, discusses criteria as it pertains to defining behaviors while training. Becky gives examples and a breakdown of the four aspects of a behavior that can be reinforced: topography, duration, frequency, and intensity. The episode ends with a discussion on why it is so important to both the animals, the individual trainer, and a team that a behavior has clear, defined criteria. Stay tuned in for a special treat as Becky shares three "Training Tales" including a unique ostrich recall, a jumping lion, and a cheetah that made special connections with guests. For questions or suggestions about the podcast email email@example.com and to reach Becky contact firstname.lastname@example.org Let's talk some training!
3:25 : Intro to Becky Wolf
6:00 Definition of Criteria
6:30 Example of a behavior’s criteria in practice
18:45 Can a behavior’s criteria have multiple aspects?
20:20 Can a behavior have a lower and upper range of criteria?
24:55 When a behavior’s criteria isn’t met
29:00 Why is it important to the animal that we have clear, defined criteria?
31:00 Why is it important to a trainer/team that we have clear, defined criteria?
35:05 “Training Tales”