I will use the definition of “shaping” to explain successive approximations.
Shaping: a behavioral term that refers to gradually training an organism to perform a specific response by reinforcing any responses that come close to the desired response.
Now, all that fancy talk really just means that we are in week 2 of clicker training FB (his new nickname) to use the toilet.
Fireball checking out his new toilet litter box.
There are pre-cut holes in the toilet insert. We will gradually cut the holes to make them bigger. Smart FB has already figured out his new potty situation.
Check back soon for updates.