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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 Conference 2019: Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz: Cues in Context.

Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz is an associate professor at the University of North Texas in the Department of Behavior Analysis and serves as chair of the department. At ASAT, he always shares information about the science behind many of the common procedures and practices done by teachers of all species. At this conference, he gave a short presentation on the topic of context cues. What are context cues? The phrase “context […]

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ASAT Conference 2018: Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz on “How Movement Cycles Can Improve Your Shaping.”

This the second in a series of posts based on my notes from the 2018 Art and Science of Animal Training Conference that was held in Irving, Texas on March 24-25, 2018. 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 email me, I can try to clarify or provide some additional information. […]

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ASAT Conference 2017: Jesús Rosales-Ruiz: Premack and Freedom and Ken Ramirez: Teaching an Animal to say “No”

The idea of choice was one of the underlying themes of the conference and is always an important consideration for positive reinforcement based animal trainers. At some level, animal training is about teaching an animal to do the behaviors we want, and to do them when we want them, but there are many different ways to go about getting there. This conference has always been about exploring how we can […]

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ASAT Conference 2017: Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz on “Conditioned Reinforcers are Worth Maintaining.”

In this short presentation, Jesús Rosales-Ruiz revisited the question: “Do I have to treat every time I click?” He said that this question constantly comes up and that different trainers have different answers. Before I share the details of his presentation, I want to mention that he said he chose to use the words “click” and “treat” because he was trying to avoid using too much scientific jargon.    But, as he […]

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ClickerExpo 2016: Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, “The Quadrant Quandry: Clarity and Perspective on an Icon.”

For all you theory geeks out there (that would include me…), and maybe a few others, here are my notes from Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and his talk titled “The Quadrant Quandry: Clarity and Perspective on an Icon.” The quadrants…. what a topic! I’m so glad that Dr. Rosales-Ruiz put together a presentation on the quadrants. When I first started looking more into the science behind clicker training, I found a […]

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ASAT Conference 2016: Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz on “Constructional Interactions Between Humans and Other Animals”

Animal welfare is a growing topic.   Public awareness of the living conditions of animals on farms and in other commercial operations has increased and more research is being done on the topic.  This can be seen by the rise in the number of publications on animal welfare.  Dr. Rosales-Ruiz had a list showing the number of publications for different species of animals, and while most of them are related to […]

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