I love the concept of behavioral momentum for two reasons, first because it’s awesome and helps me out all the time in making my dog training sessions (and people training sessions) more effective, and second because it’s a metaphor. And you know how much I love a good metaphor!

Behavioral momentum applies the idea of momentum (from physics) to the realm of behavior. Same idea here – once you get something started, it’s easier to keep it started. It works for trains, and it works for trainING, too!

Links Mentioned:

Episode #23

Article – Effects of high-probability requests on the acquisition and generalization of responses to requests in young children with behavior disorders.

Article – Behavioral momentum in the treatment of noncompliance.