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On this blog I share stories of my animal training adventures, information about the science of animal training and behavior, and tips and advice to help you improve your training. 

Join me as we explore the best training strategies for creating fast learning, effective communication, and enthusiastic, willing animals.

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~Mary Hunter
mary@stalecheerios.com




Recent posts from the StaleCheerios blog


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Bob Bailey: A fascinating history

At this year’s Art and Science of Animal Training Conference, Bob Bailey and Marian Breland Bailey were awarded the Anderson Award for their contributions to the field of animal training. If you’ve read any of my previous posts about Bob Bailey, you are probably aware that Bob is an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced trainer who […]

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The Blue Books

What questions will you ask in 2016?

One of my projects for this year is to read/re-read a behavior analysis textbook that is referred to as “The Blue Books.” I read large sections of The Blue Books during my time in graduate school, but I’ve never read the whole thing from cover-to-cover. I’m looking forward to reading the parts I haven’t read […]

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Mary Hunter and Jesus Rosales Ruiz in Germany

2015: The year in review

Oh, my! 2015 was quite a busy year. I’ll be cliche about it and say, “I can’t believe it’s already over!” If you’re a new reader to my blog (or an old reader!) I hope you’ll enjoy this fast journey through some of the things that happened on my blog and in my life in […]

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The Falconer at work

Birds in Flight

Every year since 2009, I’ve attended the Art and Science of Animal Training Conference. And, (nearly) every year, I’ve posted my notes from the conference on my blog. This year, I got a bit behind after the conference in February! I posted notes from Ken Ramirez’s talk and Bob Bailey’s talk, but then I got […]

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