Glossary - A & B

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Glossary - A & B

Post by smudge04 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:48 pm

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Re: Glossary - A & B

Post by smudge04 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:51 pm

BLINK has more than one meaning depending on the circumstances. It can mean a spaniel or a pointer/setter that has scented unshot game in front of it but refuses to acknowledge it by flushing it or pointing it. The dog has blinked this unshot game. ( usually this is caused by correction or over -correction in the presence of game.) An eliminating fault in a trial for spaniels or pointing dogs - if the judges discover the game .

BLINK is also applied to a dog that has been sent to retrieve on dummies or on game. If the dog has found the retrieve but either refuses to pick it or "pretends" it has not found it and continues hunting, it is said to "have blinked" or " be blinking" the retrieve. This is unlikely to happen in a trial but if it did the dog would be eliminated if found out. In a test it would lose all its marks for that retrieve.

(original post by Wullie)

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Re: Glossary - A & B

Post by smudge04 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:27 am

Blind

Where the dog doesn't know where the retrieve is. Normally the dog is handled into the area of the retrieve using directional commands and then hunts the area to locate the retrieve.

Blinds can be manufactured in a training situation by surreptitiously placing or throwing dummies out of sight of the dog or encountered in a game situation where you are told the area in which someone has seen game fall.

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Re: Glossary - A & B

Post by smudge04 » Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:31 am

Back Command or Back Cast

A directional command (cast) used to send the dog directly away from the handler, usually for a retrieve.
Usually the word "Back" is used for this command but some use "out" or "away" etc.

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Re: Glossary - A & B

Post by Greyghost » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:11 pm

Aversive

Something the animal is willing to work to avoid.
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Re: Glossary - A & B

Post by Greyghost » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:13 pm

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.
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Re: Glossary - A & B

Post by Greyghost » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:15 pm

Bridging stimulus

An event marker that identifies the desired response and 'bridges' the time between the response and the delivery of the primary reinforcer. The clicker is a bridging stimulus.
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Re: Glossary - A & B

Post by Greyghost » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:28 am


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Blowing Off

Post by Greyghost » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:38 pm

Ignoring command

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Post by Paul Bishopp » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:13 pm

BUMPER
American term for dummy
Holly - Big damp nose and waggy tail
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