Posts tagged "clicker training"

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training, A Sound Beginning

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training, A Sound Beginning
Positive reinforcement dog training isn’t only the kindest means of dog training, it’s the most effective.  And today methods, like clicker training and the Sound Beginning Training Program truly do work. I have some videos on positive reinforcement training too. Jake Hamilton of Fox News in Chicago did this nicely done and fun segment.     FOX... Read more »

Declaw the Cat or Not?

Declaw the Cat or Not?
Q: I want to have my 6-year-old male cat declawed. I’ve purchased scratching posts, but he ignores them. What else can I do? — D.P., via cyberspace A: Keep in mind that all cats need to scratch; even declawed cats go through the motions. Of course, without claws, they can no longer harm furniture. However,... Read more »

Clicker Training Reticulated Giraffes at Niabi Zoo

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Operant conditioning in action, training increasingly rare reticulated giraffes to respond to a target, ultimately to undergo medial testing or treatment, at the small Niabi Zoo in rural Coal Valley Illinois. Video by Karen Pryor Academy faculty Laura Monaco Torelli of Chicago.
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IAABC Conference

IAABC President Sarah Filipiak opens the conference
Is your cat scratching in all the wrong places; your dog wants to ‘eat’ other dogs; parrot screams overnight or horse who seems afraid of people – then I have help for you… members of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, who met April 20-22 for continuing education in Providence, RI. Here are just... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Dolphin Trainers Go To the Dogs

WGN Radio Petcast: Dolphin Trainers Go To the Dogs
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Petcast...the theme: Dolphin trainers (and those who train other animals) who become dog trainers.  (note; the podcast may take a moment to load) Kathy Sdao is certified as an instructor by the Karen Pryor Academy, and an associate certified animal behaviorist. These days, she speaks at conferences about dog... Read more »

Oh Behave! (Highlights of 2011 IAABC Conference)

Teoti Anderson is a past president of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and always so sunny to talk to. Her most recent book is "Puppy Care & Training."
Here are some photo snippets from the 2011 International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Conference, April 1 through 3 in Warwick, RI. 
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The 5 Podcasts Of Christmas: Karen Pryor Queen Of the Clicker

All week long, I look back at some of my favorite WLS-AM Podcasts in 2010. Karen Pryor with me and one of our cats Steve Dale Petcast with Karen Pryor: Listen Here Imagine spending an entire hour with Karen Pryor. Her 2010 release, “Reaching the Animal Mind” is now considered a classic, as was her... Read more »

WLS Podcast - Gwen Cooper and Takes A Lesson from a Cat; Gail Fisher Gives Lessons to Dogs

I love this WLS Radio Podcast:  A conversation with the author of an amazing cat book, Gwen Cooper and a lesson in clicker training. Gwen Cooper is the author “Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tail, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat” a book so simple, so sweet and... Read more »

Karen Pryor on Steve Dale's Pet World

One-hour with the Queen of Operant Conditioning, Karen Pryor. Listen to my wide ranging 890-AM  WLS podcast, as the legendary Karen Pryor and discuss everything from Oscar training (as in a kind of fish) to playing games with your dog which dogs help invent the rules. Other topics range from Cesar Millan to kleptomaniac Dalmatians.... Read more »
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It's the Science of Learning

I respect veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg, and agree with everything he says. . . From horses to dogs, no choking, yanking, whipping required. (post idea from Facebook fan, cat behavior consultant Pam Johnson Bennett – personally I’m her fan). Dr. Lansberg interviewed here by Dr. Pete VanVranken for DVM 360.