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Dog Training and Behavior Terms

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There are currently 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
Back-Chaining.
The transfer of control of a learned response from one cue to another cue that consistently occurs prior to the first cue.
Baiting.
Increasing the probability of getting the target behavior by showing the learning the reinforcer before the behavior. Also known as luring.
Behavior Analysis.
The study of the functional relations between behavior and environmental events.
Behavior Chain.
A series of behaviors linked together in a continuous sequence by cues, and maintained by a reinforcer at the end of the chain. Each cue serves as the marker and the reinforcer for the previous behavior, and the cue for the next behavior.
Behavior.
Anything an individual does, given certain conditions, which can be observed or measured.
Bite Threshold.
Level of stress or stimulation at which a dog resorts to biting.
Bridge.
A bridge is a stimulus that closes the gap in time between the release and presentation of the reinforcer.
Bridging Stimulus.
A secondary reinforcer that can be delivered with extremely precise contiguity, hypothesized to bridge the gap between the instant the target behavior is emitted and the delivery of a primary reinforcer.

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