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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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Fish Training Resumes

One of the most common arguments I often hear against clicker training for horses is that we “can’t use dog training methods for horses.” However, clicker training wasn’t originally invented for dogs (or dolphins either, as many people falsely claim). The principle of reinforcement, on which clicker training is based, was originally described and researched […]

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