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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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Amusement parks and cold war spies

There's a great article in the most recent Smithsonian Magazine about Bob Bailey and Animal Behavior Enterprises (ABE). Many animal trainers are familiar with Bob Bailey because of the operant conditioning workshops that he teaches with chickens. However, Bob Bailey first became interested in animal behavior and training in the 1950s and spent decades training […]

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chicken training go out

To change the behavior of the trainer,
try training a chicken!

This summer, my friend Laurie Higgins attended two weeks of operant conditioning workshops with Bob Bailey and Parvene Farhoody. The workshops teach participants about operant conditioning and the science of animal training using chickens. Bob Bailey, along with Marian Bailey, began giving operant conditioning workshops to the general public in the mid-1990s. The workshops were […]

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