Criteria

The specific, trainer-defined characteristics of a desired response in a training sessionTraining session Either a pre-set period of time or pre-set number of repetitions. Criteria should remain constant during a single session. At the end of a training session, the trainer evaluates the animal’s progress and decides whether to make the next session harder or stay at the same criteria. Training session A period of time devoted solely to training. Either the duration of the session or number of repetitions can be decided in advance.. The trainer clicks at the instant the animal achieves each criterion. CriteriaCriteria The specific, trainer-defined characteristics of a desired response in a training session. The trainer clicks at the instant the animal achieves each criterion. Criteria can include not only the physical behavior but elements like latency, duration, and distance. can include not only the physical behavior but elements like latencyLatency The time between the cue and the response. Ideally, that time is zero—or as close to immediate as possible.  , duration, and distance.