Bob Bailey used clicker training to teach chickens to run obstacle courses as part of an operant conditioning used to teach and help dog trainers. Watch our featured video: Trained Chicken Doing an Obstacle course.
Featured Video: Trained Chicken Doing An Obstacle Course
"A trained chicken doing an obstacle course, while performing a series of behaviours. This demonstrates the operant conditioning methods developed by Bob Bailey. Marie Fogelquist (House of Learning) is giving courses in Sweden on these methods....The trainer for this particular chicken was Grace Beathe Mathisen"-Rune Mathisen (1)
"The Brelands used chickens as teaching models in 1947. I have never found a better model for teaching the fundamental principles of animal training. Chickens are hardy, readily available, closely related genetically, and large enough to be seen from a distance. Chickens are behaviorally simple, they learn quickly, and lack most of the complicated social interactions of most mammals and other birds. They appear to have on their minds only: eating; not being eaten; making more chickens. All of this simplicity aids the teaching of the mechanics of changing behavior. Chickens move very fast, testing and developing the reactions of the trainer. Chickens live long enough (9 to 15 years) to teach many classes of student"--Bob Bailey (2)
- Video: Trained chicken doing an obstacle course. (May 29, 2007).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nI27Zwi9VU
- Bob Bailey. Clicker solutions Interviews. Retrieved on June 17, 2016 from http://www.clickersolutions.com/interviews/bailey.htm