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A quote about operant conditioning and dog training from the book "How Dogs Learn"

How Dogs Learn (Book review)

This holiday season, I’ve decided to share twelve books with you. At the bottom of this post, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of this book. You can also visit this page to find the entire list of books and giveaways. Today’s book is How Dogs Learn by Dr. Mary Burch […]

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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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Clicker Training Goes to the Zoo

Clicker Training Goes to the Zoo

As many of you know, I’m part of ORCA (the Organization for Reinforcement Contingencies with Animals) at UNT. Much of what ORCA does is research, training and community service. However, one of our other missions is to educate the public about positive training. We do this at our big annual animal training conference and by […]

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Animal Training: Simple, But Not Easy

This past week in ORCA (our graduate student animal training lab at UNT) we watched Bob Bailey’s newest DVD. The DVD is called Operant Conditioning with Bob Bailey and if you haven’t seen it, you should! (Dogwise sells it on their website HERE). Here’s the trailer for the DVD, for anyone who’s interested. Below I’ll […]

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ORCA Great Minds Conference–my thoughts, notes and review

Yesterday I attended the ORCA Great Minds Conference, which was absolutely wonderful. ORCA, one of the organizations run by the behavior analysis department at the Univerisity of North Texas sponsorered the conference. The event focused on “The Art and Science of Animal Training: Where Are We Now? Where Are We Going?” The Great Minds conference brought […]

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