Guest: Kiki Yablon

Kiki Yablon, CPDT-KA, is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and faculty member as well as a co-instructor for Susan Friedman’s BehaviorWorks. She holds a master’s degree in applied behavioral science from the University of Kansas, where her thesis research involved dogs who engaged in so-called “demand barking.” Kiki lives in Chicago with her husband and their dog, Finn.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The history behind Kiki’s master’s thesis project.
  • Signaled Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior to Address Excessive Vocalization in Dogs
  • What gave her the idea – the case of the dog barking when guests are over.
  • How training stay on a mat actually seems to have caused the problem.
  • The new strategy – signalling that food will not be available when towel was hung up (“if this van’s a rocking”).
  • A discussion of DRO w/o extinction.
  • Does this strategy apply to other behaviors like demand whining?

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Episode Transcript

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