Temporary criteria

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. that are stepping stones to a final behavior that won’t, in their current form, be present in the final behavior. Temporary criteriaTemporary criteria Criteria that are stepping stones to a final behavior that won’t, in their current form, be present in the final behavior. Temporary criteria should be trained only to about 80 percent reliability before “making it harder.” If a temporary criterion is reinforced for too long, the animal may be reluctant to change its behavior. should be trained only to about 80 percent reliability before “making it harder.” If a temporaryTemporary criteria Criteria that are stepping stones to a final behavior that won’t, in their current form, be present in the final behavior. Temporary criteria should be trained only to about 80 percent reliability before “making it harder.” If a temporary criterion is reinforced for too long, the animal may be reluctant to change its behavior. criterion is reinforced for too long, the animal may be reluctant to change its behavior.