During the 2017 Stamford ClickerExpo I attended a session by Terry Ryan on lateral thinking. The session was called: “When nothing is working: Lateral thinking for dog trainers.” This session included demonstrations, drills and discussions to help the audience practice thinking about things in new ways. At the beginning of the session, Terry emphasized that […]
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At the end of March, I attended ClickerExpo in Stamford, Connecticut. The weekend was full of interesting presentations and thought-provoking discussions. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing several blog posts with some of my notes from both the March ClickerExpo and also the January ClickerExpo in Portland, Oregon. On the first day of […]
This summer, I will be giving two workshops that involve a little game called PORTL. Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, Kat Dignan, and I will be giving the first workshop on May 22 in San Antonio as part of the Association for Behavior Analysis annual convention. Then in June, Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and I will be giving […]
Science Sunday posts are short posts about the science of animal behavior and training. They often feature a quote or a passage of text. Spend a moment today thinking about the ideas in the post. As always, you can share your thoughts or questions in the comments section. I was looking back through Murray Sidman’s […]
Recently, I was reading over some of the posts from my conference and clinics notes page. And I realized that I had never finished posting my notes from the 2014 Art and Science of Animal Training Conference! So, last week and this week I am sharing my notes from the final three talks. You can […]
Science Sunday posts are short posts about the science of animal behavior and training. They often feature a quote or a passage of text. Spend a moment today thinking about the ideas in the post. As always, you can share your thoughts or questions in the comments section. The following passage is from a 1985 […]