I do several different types of teaching and training. In addition to working directly with animals, a huge part of what I do is teaching people how to train their pets. I also teach a class for undergraduate students in the behavior analysis department at our local university. The same basic principles of learning apply […]
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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 part of my notes from the 2017 ClickerExpo conferences. You can find more of my ClickerExpo notes on the Conference notes page. 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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]