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Training animals is the easy part and teaching people is the hard part! In this section, you’ll find articles and advice that will help you improve your own training skills and that will help you if you teach other people how to train animals.

Do you know what you just did?

As I’ve mentioned previously, I teach an undergraduate behavior analysis class during the fall and spring semesters. As part of the class, my students do an extended project that involves teaching a series of behaviors to a pet. The majority of my students have zero animal training experience before taking the class. All of the […]

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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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