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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

Recent posts from the StaleCheerios blog

A quote by Dr. Francis Mechner: Behavior technology involves the detailed application of learning theory to practical problems of training and education.

A technology of teaching and training

As some of you know, in addition to my animal training business, I also teach as an adjunct professor at the University of North Texas in the department of behavior analysis. This year, for the second time, I’m teaching an upper-level undergraduate behavior analysis course called “Building Skills with Behavioral Technology.” I taught this class […]

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Service dog and halloween masks

Logan goes to Party City

Logan is a service dog in training. Visit his page for more information and to read all of my blog posts about him. Logan is getting good at going places. His focus and leash walking skills have improved tremendously, and he does well with many types of low-level and medium-level distractions. When I first started […]

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Logan the service dog in training practices a down stay while we look at birthday cards

Logan goes to lunch

Logan is a service dog in training. Visit his page for more information and to read all of my blog posts about him. In July, Logan and I spent lots of time reviewing behaviors that need to be really solid in order for him to be able to work in public. This included leash walking, […]

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ClickerExpo clicker training conference notes

My notes from ClickerExpo 2016, Reno

These are my notes from the Jan. 2016 ClickerExpo clicker training conference. They were originally published on my business site, DogTrainingology. In January 2016, I visited Reno for several days to attend ClickerExpo, one of the largest gatherings of clicker trainers and positive animal trainers. The event, which is held three times a year (twice […]

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