On the Thursday before ClickerExpo, Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and I gave a one-day PORTL workshop to an excellent group of about 40 Karen Pryor Academy trainers. Here’s one interesting idea that came up during our discussions. As we interact with our animal or human learners, the patterns of behavior we reinforce can sometimes unknowingly create […]
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I love attending animal training conferences and seminars. In this section, you’ll find notes and information from animal training and animal behavior conferences, clinics, and workshops that I have attended. For easy reference, these notes are also organized by conference on this page of my site.
At the end of September, Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and I gave a two-day PORTL shaping workshop in San Diego. We had an awesome group of participants, and it was a really great weekend. Emily Larlham, who hosted the workshop, posted a video with some highlights from the event. (In the photo to the right, Emily’s […]
Thank you to everyone who entered the holiday book giveaways that I featured on my blog earlier this month. The winners have been picked, and the books have been shipped. I’d love to hear what books you are reading currently or what books you plan to read at the beginning of 2019. I’m always looking […]
I’m in Denver currently at the 43rd annual convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International. This is the seventh year that I’ve attended the ABAI convention. It’s a huge affair that brings together several thousand individuals who are interested in the science and practice of behavior analysis – with both humans and other animals. […]
This post is part of my notes from the 2017 ClickerExpo conferences. You can find more of my ClickerExpo notes on the Conference notes page. At the Portland ClickerExpo and again at the Stamford ClickerExpo I attended Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz’s lecture on poisoned cues. You may be asking: Why attend the same lecture twice? Poisoned […]
This post is a continuation of my notes from the 2017 ClickerExpo conferences. This year I had the pleasure of attending both the January and March Expos because Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and I taught two lab sessions involved the shaping game PORTL. You can find more of my ClickerExpo notes here. How does shaping work? […]