Welcome to the Animals In Control site!

Animals in Control is a joint venture by Peggy Hogan (The Best Whisper Is A Click) and Eva Bertilsson & Emelie Johnson Vegh (Carpe Momentum). In 2015 we got together discussing our shared passion for using positive reinforcement training skills to provide control to our non-human team members, in training sessions as well as in life in general. From these discussions our presentation “Animals In Control” was born, and fledged at Clicker Expo in January 2016. This site adds to the Animals In Control project through gathering our resources in one place. We are glad you have found it!
//Peggy, Eva & Emelie

Join us at Clicker Expo

Several presentations by Eva, Emelie & Peggy on the theme of Animals In Control


Conference on Choice Control & Communication in Sweden, November 16-17, 2019. Eva is hosting this conference for the second time this year!

E&E online course Startbutton behavior

E&E teach Startbuttons at Tromplo! Starting May 1st, don't miss it! Working spots (premium participant) and auditors welcome.

E&E webinar Noise and Movement

E&E bring on their all time favorite training subject dating back to the 20th century... the origins of their startbutton work!

Horse Eye Care Video Tutorial

In Peggy Hogans online store you can purchase a tutorial for eye care for your horse. Using startbutton behaviors, of course!

Animals in Control webinar!

Thanks to Ryan Cartlidge and Animal Training Academy, we can now invite you see our Animals In Control presentation online.

Free resources below – podcasts, blog posts and more!

Listen to Eva & Emelie discussing Start Button Behaviors on Hannah Branahan's podcast "Drinking from the Toilet": Are we training our dogs to merely tolerate events, distractions, or stressors in training, or are we actually changing their emotional state? How can we tell the difference since we can’t ask? Or can we…?
Blog post by Peggy, 2016. The whole process of creating a Start Button for moving forward is an exciting concept. Giving horses the opportunity to express their choice in these situations has created even more safe and calm behaviors in my horses and the horses I work with.
Eva on Ryan Cartlidge's Animal Training Academy Podcast - chatting about animal training flow-charts, choice/control and more! Especially listen from 54:00 - 1.15.00, where Eva & Ryan discuss the importance of choice and control!
Blog post by Eva, 2012. A mand is the most basic type of verbal behavior. When manding, the behavior specifies the reinforcer – in other word, what reinforces the mand is that you get what you ask for.
Peggy on Ryan Cartlidge's Animal Training Academy Podcast - discussing horses, clicker training, shaping, startbuttons and more!
Blog post by Eva, 2015, about communication training, requests, choice, yes/no, start button behaviors et c.
Podd Hälsans Hundar. Eva intervjuas efter en dag med föreläsning och workshop "Animals In Control" på Svenska Terapihundskolan.