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Animal Training Academy

Release Date: 03/04/2019

Dr Jesús Rosales-Ruiz; Associate professor of Behavior Analysis [part 2] show art Dr Jesús Rosales-Ruiz; Associate professor of Behavior Analysis [part 2]

Animal Training Academy

* 1:51 – Jesús talks about working with students to design research projects based on “hot topic” training ideas. * 4:38 – Poisoned cues are discussed including a research project done by Jesús and one of his students. * 17: 09 - Jesús says he believes the new frontier of animal training is a deeper understanding of stimulus control and how to use that to solve problems and enhance our work. * 17:33 – Jesús talks about PORTL (Portable Operant Research and Teaching Lab). * 19:09 – Jesús talks about “Jackpots”. * 26:07 – Research projects around rate of reinforcement are...

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Dr Jesús Rosales-Ruiz; Associate professor of Behavior Analysis [part 1] show art Dr Jesús Rosales-Ruiz; Associate professor of Behavior Analysis [part 1]

Animal Training Academy

* 1:25 - Ryan introduces Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz. * 3:45 - Jesús talks about where he first learned about Applied Behavior Analysis and what led him to his current work. * 17:58 - Jesús talks about meeting Karen Pryor and Gary Wilkes in 1992 at the Association of Applied Behavior Analysis International. * 20:15 - Jesús was hired by the University of North Texas (UNT) and begins using pets to teach students the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. * 23:20 - Bob and Marian Bailey volunteer to visit UNT regularly to help the students jumpstart their learning. * 25:30 - A student identifies...

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[Episode 108] Chad Crittle - Crittle's Christmas Critter Chats show art [Episode 108] Chad Crittle - Crittle's Christmas Critter Chats

Animal Training Academy

* 1:25 - Ryan introduces Chad. * 4:17 - Chad talks about when he first learned of positive reinforcement animal training and shares stories of some of the first animals he trained. * 14:17 - Ryan asks Chad to fill the audience in on the time between his career & his current work - including sharing about some of the amazing people he has had the opportunity to work with. * 20:27 - Chad talks a bit about his work with marine mammals. * 24:40 - Chad discusses his current role as the Senior Keeper of Birds and Herpetofauna at Zoos South Australia and how positive reinforcement animal training...

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[Episode 107] - Sarah Stremming - The Cognitive Canine show art [Episode 107] - Sarah Stremming - The Cognitive Canine

Animal Training Academy

Sarah is the founder of The Cognitive Canine, a dog trainer, dog agility and obedience competitor, and dog behavior consultant.  She travels the globe helping dogs and handlers understand each other better. Her credentials include a bachelors of science degree in psychology from Colorado State University, and more than a decade in the field of dog training and behavior with her special interest area being problem solving for performance dogs. She is committed to education and growth in the field of dog training and attends the innovative training conference, Clicker Expo, every...

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[Episode 105] Greg Vicino - Five Opportunities to Thrive show art [Episode 105] Greg Vicino - Five Opportunities to Thrive

Animal Training Academy

1:25 - Ryan introduces Greg. 3:27 – Greg talks about his recent work in Kenya with the Kenya Wildlife Service. 7:50 – Greg’s journey to becoming the Curator of Applied Welfare at San Diego Zoo is discussed. 18:50 – Greg shares how he learned to evolve to create effective change within systems. 24:34 – The reason for the title of “Curator of Applied Animal Welfare” is explained. 27:21 – Ryan asks Greg to share what an average week is like for him. 30:11 – Greg explains the “Five Opportunities to Thrive” model. 46:00 – “The Opportunity for a Thoughtfully Presented, Well...

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[Episode 106] - Wes Anderson; Inventor of the Pet Tutor®️ show art [Episode 106] - Wes Anderson; Inventor of the Pet Tutor®️

Animal Training Academy

* 1:36 - Ryan introduces Wes. * 5:55 – Wes shares about his experience training chickens with Bob Bailey and how that influenced his decision to further the use of technology in animal training. * 10:28 – Wes talks about his background in engineering and statistics. * 12:18 – Ryan asks Wes to tell the listeners how his background in these fields merged with his interest in behavior science and positive animal training. * 15:30 – Wes talks about how he made connections with others in the positive reinforcement animal training community. * 17:13 – The initial design process, and...

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[Episode 104] Jennifer Shryock - Family Paws show art [Episode 104] Jennifer Shryock - Family Paws

Animal Training Academy

* 1:30 – Ryan introduces Jennifer Shryock. * 5:17 – Jennifer talks about where she first learned about positive reinforcement animal training and shares some stories of the first animals she trained. * 7:17 – Jennifer talks about adopting Moose, a German Shepherd dog, when she had two small children. * 13:52 – Jennifer shares about the next part of her journey that led her to where she is today. * 18:11 – The importance of persistence and consistence in developing a dog and baby business is discussed. * 19:33 – Ryan asks Jennifer how her early vision matches with where she is...

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[Episode 103] Mary Hunter - PORTL; Your Portable Operant Research and Teaching Lab. show art [Episode 103] Mary Hunter - PORTL; Your Portable Operant Research and Teaching Lab.

Animal Training Academy

* 3:40 – Mary’s behavioural odyssey is shared. * 13:51 – Mary’s journey to getting her Masters degree at the University of North Texas is discussed. * 21:13 – The evolution of the Portable Operant Research and Teaching Lab (PORTL). * 41:39 – And explanation of the PORTL lab manual’s contents and purposes. * 47:19 – Mary talks about PORTL ripples. * 48:52 – Visit www.behaviorexplorer.com to purchase your own PORTL manual and explore other available resources. * 50:19 – Mary talks about how PORTL can be used to move toward a more errorless learning model and shares a...

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[Episode 102] Bex Tasker – Positively together show art [Episode 102] Bex Tasker – Positively together

Animal Training Academy

* 3:46 – Bex shares her behavioural odyssey [where she first got started in positive reinforcement animal training]. * 17:24 – Bex talks about her drive and motivation to keep learning, questioning the norm and following her gut. * 20:54 – Learning from our own experiences can help us have compassion for others. * 29:00 - Five things that positive reinforcement with horses has taught Bex about leading a better life and about training other species [including humans] are discussed. * 52:00 – Ryan and Bex talk about the importance of looking for the positive when giving feedback to...

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[Episode 101] Veronica Boutelle - 8 Biggest Dog Training Business Myths show art [Episode 101] Veronica Boutelle - 8 Biggest Dog Training Business Myths

Animal Training Academy

* 1:28 - Ryan introduces Veronica. * 4:47 – Veronica talks about dogbiz University and directs people to visit https://dogbizsuccess.com/ and then click on dogbiz University to find out more. * 10:20 – The move toward online education including challenges, successes and different models is discussed. * 14:05 - Veronica lists eight myths that are common among dog training professionals. * 18:58 – A variety of ways that the myth “we aren’t skilled and knowledgeable professionals” can impact our businesses are discussed. * 21:36 – Veronica busts the myth that clients must train...

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Jean is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers.  The Academy is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2019.  She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award.  In 2017, Jean was recruited to create Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Jean founded the Montreal Flyball Association, and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement-based school, and counseling service in the province.  Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh.  While a student, she worked as an adoption counselor at the Montreal SPCA and later served on its Board of Directors.  Before founding The Academy, Jean did exclusively referral aggression cases for six years.  She lives in Oakland, California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.