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ASAT 2020: Mary Hunter – Planning your shaping from a non-linear perspective

This is the seventh in a series of posts based on my notes from the 2020 Art and Science of Animal Training Conference that was held in Hurst, Texas on February 22-23, 2020.  To learn more about the conference, you can visit the conference website. While I try to take accurate notes, it is possible that there are errors or that some detail is lacking.  I did include some photos from […]

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ASAT 2020: Ken Ramirez – Adduction: Combining cues conceptually

This is the sixth in a series of posts based on my notes from the 2020 Art and Science of Animal Training Conference that was held in Hurst, Texas on February 22-23, 2020.   To learn more about the conference, you can visit the conference website. Please note that this article is based on the speakers slides and my notes. If you choose to quote from it and want to know […]

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ASAT 2020: Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz – C.A.T. Rules

This is the third in a series of posts based on my notes from the 2020 Art and Science of Animal Training Conference that was held in Hurst, Texas on February 22-23, 2020.  To learn more about the conference, you can visit the conference website. While I try to take accurate notes, it is possible that there are errors or that some detail is lacking.  If you post a comment or […]

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ASAT 2020: Dr. Paul Neuman and Dr. Philip Hineline – What the textbooks don’t tell you about negative reinforcement

This is the second in a series of posts based on my notes from the 2020 Art and Science of Animal Training Conference that was held in Hurst, Texas on February 22-23, 2020.  To learn more about the conference, you can visit the conference website. While I try to take accurate notes, it is possible that there are errors or that some detail is lacking.  If you post a comment or […]

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ASAT Conference 2020: Dr. Joe Layng – Coercion without aversive stimuli

This is the first in a series of posts based on my notes from the 2020 Art and Science of Animal Training Conference that was held in Hurst, Texas on February 22-23, 2020.   To learn more about the conference, you can visit the conference website. While I try to take accurate notes, it is possible that there are errors or that some detail is lacking.  If you post a comment […]

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ASAT Conference 2019: Ken Ramirez – Common Trainer Errors: How to avoid them and why we make them.

Ken Ramirez has been a professional animal trainer for almost 40 years. I am constantly amazed at the scope of his work. He has trained more species for more different applications and in more environments than anyone else I have met. He currently works as the Executive Vice President and Chief Training Officer for Karen Pryor Clicker Training and does consulting work for other organizations. At this conference, he talked […]

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ASAT Conference 2019: Barbara Heidenreich – Training to Improve Welfare of Orangutans in Borneo

Barbara Heidenreich is an animal training and behavior consultant specializing in avian, exotic and zoo animal training.  She travels and teaches all over the world and has been involved in many fascinating training projects. In past conferences, she has talked about her work as a consultant within the zoo and exotic animal community. At this conference she shared the work she has done with orangutans in Borneo. Orangutans have become […]

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ASAT Conference 2019: Alexandra Kurland – Listen.

Alexandra Kurland has been clicker training horses since the early 1990s when she started exploring it with her own horses. Since then, she has written and produced a number of books, videos, and online resources about how to use clicker training with horses. Her focus is on using clicker training to improve relationships and to create a positive training environment where both horse and human students can excel. In this […]

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ASAT Conference 2019: Hannah Branigan – Close the Loop: Training reinforcement as behavior

Hannah Branigan is a professional dog trainer, teacher, author, and self-proclaimed training nerd. In her presentation, she took a closer look at the reinforcement process and how we can and should include teaching reinforcement procedures as part of our training. The first step is to think about the reinforcement process as a behavior. You have to teach the dog where and how reinforcement will be given. It’s important to do […]

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ASAT Conference 2019: Emily Larlham – Sculpting the Cue.

Emily Larlham is a professional dog trainer who is known for her creative and fun training methods. She loves to train complex behaviors and tricks using a variety of training strategies that are based on positive reinforcement. She shares her approach in seminars and through her videos on her website (www.dogmantics.com) and Youtube channel Kikopup. What is “Sculpting the Cue?” Emily started her presentation with a picture of Michelangelo’s David. […]

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