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 2019

2019 we will expand on the past year's Animals In Control theme. Peggy will have a session dedicated to working with Start Buttons with horses in Portland in January. Eva & Emelie will have one session with Start Button Case Studies and another one on the ABC of Communication, first in Portland in January and then in Washington DC in March.

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.
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.