is the galderic
Method is designed for the education and training of your
pet, it is based on behavioural psychology.
(American psychologist 1904-1990) discovered operant conditioning:
A behaviour pattern can be repeated
or eradicated by a series of consequences.
By correctly applying this operant conditioning, using the
techniques that the galderic
method promotes, we can develop a loving and well-behaved
pet and establish a long lasting bond of friendship.
To achieve this, the galderic
method uses a series of techniques which allows the appropriate
use of different types of instrumental conditioning. The most
used is a mechanical acoustic device called clicker, used
in conjunction with other recognized ways of conditioning.
does the galderic
method bring to the psychological conduct of animals (animal
created THE POSITIVE LIFE-SHARING CONDITIONING,
a form of conditioning based on those experiences which animal
and human go through together and which are pleasurable to both.
These life-sharing experiences, which in the initial phase are
reciprocal conditioning stimuli, through time bring about an
unconditional positive reciprocal association between person
and animal. Life sharing is the positive reinforcer.
The more life-sharing experiences that there are, the better
will be the feedback which is established between the animal
and the person.
aim to achieve a psychological balance for the animal and
this can be accomplished by regular physical activity and
adequate mental stimulation in addition to the provision of
basic needs. Generally it will be the type of pet and its
breed which will determine the amount of time necessary to
satisfy these requirements.
While you are training your friend, you will be covering both
requirements at the same time: physical
activity and psychological or mental stimulation.
With sufficient psycho-physical training and a properly balanced
diet our pet friends will reach and maintain their optimum
psychological state and at the same time attain the POSITIVE
LIFE SHARING CONDITIONING. All of this will have a
direct effect on the welfare of our friend.
is a clicker?
Why does the galderic
method use the clicker?
is a little plastic box with a metal strip inserted
inside. When the strip is pressed it produces a “click”
method uses the clicker to achieve
those behaviours which are desired. When the clicker is pressed,
it emits an audible “click” which the animal associates
with the activity it is doing at that time.
Could we use the human voice instead of the clicker? Yes,
but it is much less effective than using the clicker.
An animal trained with the clicker learns 50%more quickly
than an animal trained using voice only.
The sound of the clicker: “click” is unique and
easy for our pets to recognize, whereas words can vary in
function depending, for example, on the mood of the speaker,
etc…which can lead to confusion for pets. The clicker
always offers the same distinct sound.
Our pets are able to distinguish the “click” from
amongst other sounds, words and environmental noise.
we always have to use the clicker
to ensure our pet behaves well?
method uses a training programme which once established, permits
the use of the clicker to be gradually reduced.
do our clients think?