Animal Training Academy
High Quality Animal Training Content. Information on techniques that apply to all animals in all situations. Positive un-intrusive training techniques only.
info_outline [Episode 146] - Emelie Johnson Vegh; The pros & pitfalls of the fluff! 05/10/2021
[Episode 146] - Emelie Johnson Vegh; The pros & pitfalls of the fluff!
info_outline [Episode 145] - Catherine Nelson: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People 04/26/2021
[Episode 145] - Catherine Nelson: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
info_outline [Episode 144] - Laura VanArendonk Baugh: Advocating for Positive Reinforcement. 04/12/2021
[Episode 144] - Laura VanArendonk Baugh: Advocating for Positive Reinforcement.
info_outline [Episode 143] - Michael Shikashio & Trish McMillan; Nobody makes good decisions whilst being strangled. 03/29/2021
[Episode 143] - Michael Shikashio & Trish McMillan; Nobody makes good decisions whilst being strangled.
info_outline [BONUS Epiosde] - Dr. Christy Alligood; How research works. 03/22/2021
[BONUS Epiosde] - Dr. Christy Alligood; How research works.
info_outline [Episode 141] - Terrie Hayward; PAW, Positive Animal Wellness 03/15/2021
[Episode 141] - Terrie Hayward; PAW, Positive Animal Wellness
info_outline [Episode 140] - Unscripted/impromptu behaviour nerding with Eva Bertilsson 03/01/2021
[Episode 140] - Unscripted/impromptu behaviour nerding with Eva Bertilsson
info_outline [Episode 139] - Chris Varnon; Assistant Professor of Psychology at Converse College ... Part 2 02/15/2021
[Episode 139] - Chris Varnon; Assistant Professor of Psychology at Converse College ... Part 2
info_outline [Episode 138] - Dr. Chris Varnon - learning with bumble bees, snakes, rats, pigeons and more! 02/01/2021
[Episode 138] - Dr. Chris Varnon - learning with bumble bees, snakes, rats, pigeons and more!
info_outline [Episode 137]; Adele Shaw, The Willing Equine ... Part 2 01/18/2021
[Episode 137]; Adele Shaw, The Willing Equine ... Part 2
info_outline [Episode 136]; Adele Shaw, The Willing Equine ... Part 1 01/04/2021
[Episode 136]; Adele Shaw, The Willing Equine ... Part 1 1.20 – Ryan introduces Adele Shaw and her bio that is driven by her passion for horses. 3.22 - Adele thanks Ryan and they discuss the challenges that occurred at the start of 2020. 6.00 – Ryan aske Adele to take us back to where she first started her journey with positive reinforcement training. 11.55 – Adele explains the particular problems that she experienced with the horse she was training. 19.50 – Ryan asks if Adele is influenced by the local horse community in Texas and the thoughts on her using clicker training. 25.00 – Adele discusses the courage, bravery and her learning process that was required to make the change in her training methods. 32.10 – Ryan asks if she sees a difference in herself and how she views herself in the process. Adele details how she is now less goal orientated in tasks and the evolution and stages that she has worked through in her learning. 39.00 – Adele discusses what she learnt from understanding her growth mindset, looking into choice and control, and the experience of studying with Susan Freidman on the LLA course. 43.20 – Adele unpacks what she means by terrifying for her when she is using and learning new information and skills. 48.30 – Ryan asks if Adele teaches her mindset to others and how she goes about this. 53.25 – Adele discusses that she needed all of her experiences to be where she is now, including any experience of failures that have taken place. 1.11.10 – Ryan and Adele wrap up with explaining that the human learner needs to be in the growth mindset to explore all opportunities.
info_outline [Episode 135]; Sean Pogson; Never say never with - TAG teach! 12/21/2020
[Episode 135]; Sean Pogson; Never say never with - TAG teach! 4:25 - Sean discusses brave learning and how it has enabled him to be resilient through many challenges 9:00 - Sean explains how his desire to learn developed with direct feedback and reinforcement, and how he learnt the difference between education and learning. 13:30 - Sean describes his first experience of using a clicker and his first step into the world of using Tag teaching and the support and the exploration into help teaching his daughter. 20:40 - Sean explains more regarding the genetic conditions of his daughter and the impact on her learning. 25:30 - After Sean reached out to Martha at Tag Teach and Joan Orr he began looking for small behaviours that he could reinforce that her daughter was able to do and how ‘touch’ became the foundation behaviour skill for all other learning. 31:50 - Sean describes how he realised at the time that he had not previously been able to see the tiny behaviours that his daughter, Erin, was offering as functional behaviours. Sean explains how his daughter became his great teacher through the tag teach process. 38:00 - Ryan asks further about the contingencies relating to the process of shaping behaviours and Sean explains the importance of the tactile reinforcement for Erin. 42:30 - Sean briefly explains the process of teaching Erin to learn to accept the process of a blood test. 44:30 - Sean explains how he began to try to find out a way to help Erin to learn to walk and the processes and tag points that he worked through with Erin to build the balance to be able to start to prepare for learning to walk. 1:00:00 - Sean explains how he has had to fight, even if he doesn’t want to, to be able to provide his daughter with her own control and choices and to provide her with her personal rights, including recently winning the fight for funding for a TagTeach program to be able to continue to teach her.
info_outline [Episode 134] Amy Cook, PhD - 'The Play Way' 12/07/2020
[Episode 134] Amy Cook, PhD - 'The Play Way' 4:40 - Ryan asks Amy to take us back to when she started with training with positive reinforcement. 9:30 - Ryan and Amy discuss her PhD further and the questions that were raised through her PhD and how her research resulted in studying and researching studies involving children. 15:40 - Amy explains that the approach at UC Berkeley was focused around cognition rather than psychology and asking cognitive questions rather than focussing on ethology and behaviour. She details how the questions we ask about dogs tend to mirror the questions that we ask about children. 32:20 - Amy Cook explains how she started working with Denise at the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy and expands how play became an important part in her thoughts. 42:00 - Amy describes play as a therapy for the animal. 45:30 - Amy explains how having a low value play interaction allows us to see when they ‘can’t’ respond. 49:35 - Amy highlights using play in a set up and starting it in the environment when a dog is under threshold with a detailed example. 56:20 - Amy explains how using ‘theraplay’ and social play can be used as an early warning system, to indicate the low levels of stress the dog may be exhibiting in an environment. 58:30 - Ryan discusses with Amy an article regarding The Play Way written in the Whole Dog Journal. 1:05:50 - Ryan and Amy encapsulate the overall principle to training with the play way.
info_outline [Episode 133] - Veronica Sanchez; Service dog training 11/23/2020
[Episode 133] - Veronica Sanchez; Service dog training 4:30 - Veronica shares the experience of her first dog and the training journey through different dog schools until she was able to find one to help her with her reactive dog. 10:00 - Veronica explains how she became sick with the neurological condition Generalized Dystonia and her life came to a halt. 12:20 - Veronica explains how she became interested in the Service Dog industry which led to the decision to open her business Co-operative Paws 15:00 - Veronica realised the need to bridge the gap between the Service Industry and the pet dog owners that needed professional guidance to train their dogs appropriately. 16:40 - Ryan thanks Veronica for bravely sharing her experience with a life changing disease and Veronica shares how it has helped her understanding of the requirements with the human part of training service dogs. 25:20 - Ryan asks if Veronica’s early approach to seek out and try something different helped her with her illness. 28:00 - Veronica explains how she got the Service Dog Coach Certification program up and running and what was involved. 35:00 - Veronica explains how her work changes constantly, and incorporates the support she gives to students, the development of courses, the work involved in training of her dogs, and the marketing aspect required. 39:40 - Ryan asks Veronica why it is important that we have science based trainers in the service training industry. 43:30 - How a trainer might get started in offering service dog training and what is involved. 51:30 - Veronica discusses further about point 4, and in particular how she handles the intake and plans for addressing the initial cases. 55:50 - Ryan asks Veronica if there are any particular resources that she shares with people looking for information. 56:50 - What are the next steps and expectations if a trainer wants to get involved with the certification process. 59:00 - Ryan asks his final question and asks Veronica to take us into the future and what she would love to see happen in the next 5-10 years.
info_outline [Episode 132] - Ryan Cartlidge & Shelly Wood; Making Ripples 11/09/2020
[Episode 132] - Ryan Cartlidge & Shelly Wood; Making Ripples 6:28 – Shelly asks Ryan his first question and asks him about his life outside of the animal training world and how it has influenced his work and vice versa. 13:23 – Ryan discusses the four books that have greatly influenced his world and including his daily life and his animal training career. How to win Friends and Influence People. Crucial Conversations Growth Mindset First things First 25:51 – Shelly asks Ryan to share with us a recent training related challenge that he has experienced, how he worked through the challenge and what he has learnt from the experience. 39:33 – Shelly asks Ryan to share a story about a behaviour that he has trained or a training situation that he is proud of experiencing. Ryan details the process and that he had with Reg and how the relationship developed through the journey. 46:43 – Ryan shares a second story regarding the goose ‘Security’ that was able to free room around the park. 56:17 – Ryan shares a recent example with his training with Fibi and why he was training that particular skill in that particular way. He discusses how we may be able to look at many different ways of getting to a specific goal but each one may develop a different type of learning experience.
info_outline [Episode 131] - Erica Feuerbacher; Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Welfare and Behavior 10/26/2020
[Episode 131] - Erica Feuerbacher; Assistant Professor of Companion Animal Welfare and Behavior 3:10 - Ryan asks Erica if she can take the listeners back to the first time she heard about animal training. 15:20 - Erica discusses how her curiosity developed from a young age. 17:30 - Ryan asks Erica about how she discusses statements from others that may not have any scientific data supporting them - The two questions Erica would love people to ask! 21:05 - Ryan asks Erica what she is doing in 2020 and where the listeners can find out more about her. 24:30 - Talking about shelter dogs & Eric’s current research. 31:25 - Ryan asks Erica to take us through a journey through her research projects. 35:00 - Erica unpacks what she means by ‘having fun with the system’ for the dog trainer at home. 40:10 - Erica uses an example to help explain how to know if your making progress. 42:20 - Ryan and Erica discuss breaking aims down into bite sized goals and approximations. 44:15 - Ryan asks - If we are setting approximations, how does Erica decide what to do next? 46:45 - Ryan highlights and discusses a phrase that Erica raises “if your worries are changing then you are making progress” 48:47 - Erica talks about some of the results of her research regarding the magnitude of food in training 55.55 - Erica discusses one of her studies where they look at if access to the owner is a reinforcement. 59:00 – Erica takes us into the future and explains what she would like to see happen in the next 5-10 years in the world of animal training.
info_outline [Episode 130] - Trish McMillan; Improving shelters in 2020 & beyond... 10/12/2020
[Episode 130] - Trish McMillan; Improving shelters in 2020 & beyond... 3:00 - Trish shares where she began her positive reinforcement animal training journey. 7:00 - Trish explains how she started working in a shelter environment, how it led to working with the San Francisco’s SPCA and developed into the opportunity to work towards achieving a Master’s Degree in Animal Behaviour. 11:00 - Trish and Ryan discuss the opportunity Trish created to speak with Dr Sophia Yin and the early training Trish dog with her Dalmatian. 12:30 - Ryan asks more about Trish’s experience when she wanted to adopt her first dog from a shelter. 13:00 - Trish explains her ‘No 1’ take home lesson that she shares with all her new clients 16:15 - Trish and Ryan discuss Stanley Milgram’s’ study on the “Obedience to Authority” and the effects this can have on our behaviour. 19:30 - Ryan asks Trish about her experience with her more challenging foster dogs that she & how it helped her understand some of the hard decisions she has to make 24:40 - Ryan asks Trish what mindset and experiences would be of value for trainers that are looking to enter a shelter environment to expand their skills and knowledge. 30:00 - Trish explains how she has become a co-founder of a grief support group with Sue Alexander to help people who have had to euthanise their pets on behaviour grounds. 35:00 - Ryan asks Trish to expand on her 5 main thoughts on what will help to improve shelters become more successful fin 2020 and beyond. 46:20 - Ryan asks Trish about neglect cases and how to help people care better for their dogs. 49:30 - Ryan and Trish discuss further the concept of ‘start with yes’ when discussing animal adoptions and how to address neglect, animal hoarding and cruelty situations. 52:00 - Ryan asks Trish about the concepts of shifting some of the paradigms that are linked around the shelter adoption processes and concepts. 57:45 - Ryan asks Trish if she has any tips on helping people bring ideas into the shelters that they may already be helping and where to find useful resources. 1:00:15 - Trish shares her final point on what she thinks we will see happen in the next 5-10 years in the shelter world.
info_outline [Episode 128] – Sonya Bevan; Part 2 - brave sharing about cancer, amputation & grief! 09/28/2020
[Episode 128] – Sonya Bevan; Part 2 - brave sharing about cancer, amputation & grief!
info_outline [Episode 128] - Sonya Bevan; Part 1 - Dog charming in Perth, Australia 09/14/2020
[Episode 128] - Sonya Bevan; Part 1 - Dog charming in Perth, Australia 1:20 - Ryan introduces Sonya Bevan 4:00 - Sonya takes Ryan and the listeners back to where she first learned about positive reinforcement training and the journey from a career in being a physio to a behaviour consultant and dog trainer. 19:10 - Ryan asks how Sonya’s background in physio has helped her in her new profession. 20:20 - Sonya explains the assessment process she uses in her dog training and behaviour consultants. 24:15 - Ryan is curious if Sonya has a process for data collection and asks her for thoughts on helping people review their own processes for improving data collection. 28:10 - Ryan asks Sonya about her free video series. 29:20 - Sonya describes what she has learnt through the period of building the video library with her dog Zuri and how being courageous and sharing her mistakes has helped others train too. 32:00 - Ryan empathises that we often want to share our enthusiasm of positive training with others and asks Sonya how her thoughts have changed with sharing information and her enthusiasm with others. 36:50 - Ryan describes a situation where a client may be using an aversive tool and asks Sonya how to become an effective coach for the clients that are asking for help in those cases. 43:25 - Sonya describes what the year of 2020 has looked like for her through the pandemic, the change and opportunities that have arisen and explains how she has managed to overcome the feeling of being nervous and have the courage to make this podcast with Ryan. 50:20 - Sonya provides details of where to find out more about her work within her business Dog Charming. 52:10 - Ryan explain that the podcast is going be turned into 2 parts and introduces that part 2 will discuss having a dog as an amputee and the training and husbandry requirements. 53:10 - Sonya thanks Ryan for the opportunity to share her journey with the ATA Audience
info_outline [Episode 127] Shelly Wood - Introducing new dogs into your home & to your other animals... 08/31/2020
[Episode 127] Shelly Wood - Introducing new dogs into your home & to your other animals... 3:10 - Shelly takes us back to where her journey begin with positive reinforcement animal training. 19:30 - Ryan asks Shelly to share her work with children at Epic Pals - pairing children with dogs preparing to be adopted. 23:20 - Ryan and Shelly discuss the use of PORTL and resources used in the Epic Pals program and how it impacts the children 25:00 - Ryan asks where you can find out more about Shelly’s work at ‘Drop your jaws dog training’ and ‘Epic’ 26:00 - Ryan introduces the new program that Shelly will be hosting for the ATA community. 27:45 - Shelly shares what makes it an exciting program for her to host and introduces the first members that she will be interviewing. 31:05 - Ryan reveals the expected launch date of the new podcasts! 31:50 - Ryan moves the conversation forward to look closer at Shelley’s experience with animal introductions. 33:50 - Shelly explains how she found her first foster dog and how her resources and knowledge and the ATA community has supported her through the experiences 37:15 - Ryan asks about the specific processes, techniques and strategies that have been helpful to implement when introducing new animals. 40:55 - Shelly talks us through the parallel walking process that she uses when introducing dogs 44:10 - Shelly introduces us to her new puppy, Castor and what she has been working on with him recently. 45:30 - Ryan asks a few questions regarding how Shelly has come to be able to bravely share her training and learning online with others. 49:15 - Ryan introduces a summary list: ‘5 things to consider when introducing animals in your house to each other’ 50:35 - Ryan asks Shelly what the most reinforcing part of the process is for Shelly as a human learner in the processes [when sharing your training online] 54:05 - Shelly explains how important it is to choose where you share your training videos when you want feedback and support. 55:05 - Ryan asks Shelly to return to the time when she first brought home fosters and explain what was the antecedent set up in her home to make it more successful. 57:55 - Shelly explains what she may do differently next time and her favourite moments during introductions and with her foster dog Cross. 1:00:00 - Ryan asks Shelly to travel into the future and say what she would like to see happen over the next 5-10years.
info_outline [Episode 126] Caitlin Coberly - Dog training 101 & running online communities 08/17/2020
[Episode 126] Caitlin Coberly - Dog training 101 & running online communities 3:45 - Ryan asks about Caitlin’s PhD in Evolutionary Biology and Caitlin shares her stories and journey of how positive reinforcement training began for her. 13:35 - Ryan asks how the diverse areas of her knowledge influence and blend into Caitlin’s current work. 17:25 - Caitlin explains with an example how she asks about behaviours using a diagnostic approach when using an online platform. 18:35 - Ryan expands the discussion point in relation to online social platform (Facebook) communities and groups and how to approach conversations when emotions are involved. 20:20 - Caitlin highlights the importance of highlighting the facts but also acknowledging emotions with human connection and empathy, before moving to the questions to assist with training, behaviour and solutions. 23:00 - Caitlin’s simple recipe to help others with behavioural enquiries on social media 25:00 - Caitlin notes the benefit of honest recognition of doing things well, noting courage, bravery and giving compliments to your audience and your team is beneficial. 27:35 - Caitlin shares how they manage their Facebook group members, the knowledge that they share and bring, and meeting the goals for being in the groups. 31:05 - Caitlin notes her participation rates on the Facebook group and discusses with Ryan how she approaches different cultures, races, ethnicities and wider world topics that may be controversial but may not relate directly to dog training. 37:40 - Ryan and Caitlin discuss how she manages the comments and posts that may disagree with the community philosophy or those comments that may trigger a reactive response form members. 41:00 - Ryan asks if Caitlin has taken her knowledge of behaviour of all learners and applied a behavioural approach to managing her group members. 43:30 - Caitlin describes the effective reinforcers for people that are utilised well on social media. 48:45 - Ryan encapsulates the last point in relation to our own training relationships. 50:05 - Caitlin shares her recent experience with her new horse and how critical trust can be in the training relationship. 53:30 - Caitlin expands how trust builds with people in the interactions on posts in FB. 54:40 - Ryan asks when you are using verbal language and the information is met with distrust how does Caitlin manage the defensive responses. 59:40 - Ryan asks what Caitlin wants to see happen in the training community over the next 5-10 years and Caitlin talks through some examples of changes that need to be embraced. 1:06:05: Caitlin explains where to go to find out more.
info_outline [Episode 125] Chris Shank - Cockatoo Downs 08/03/2020
[Episode 125] Chris Shank - Cockatoo Downs 1:20 - Ryan introduces Chris Shank 4:50 - Chris takes us back to the start of her training journey 12:00 - Chris explains that her new education and skills were difficult to transfer to her own pets 13:25 - Ryan asks about what valuable learning opportunities occurred from Chris’s time working with dolphins in the US and in Germany. 16:45 - Chris is honest and brave about sharing her experience regarding her introduction to breeding birds and the impact to her life. 20:45 - Ryan asks about the switch in Chris’s life regarding training techniques with birds 23:20 - Chris shares her face book and email details. 24:00 - Ryan asks about the activities and events at Cockatoo Downs. 28:25 - Ryan asks Chris to discuss free-flying parrots. 40:45 - Chris expands how she discusses with people about free-flying their pet parrots as it is often controversial. 45:10 - Ryan asks if having a frank conversation about consequences about free- flying their parrots with clients help. Chris describes an example of how it can go drastically wrong. 47:45 - Ryan asks about training with parent-raised birds and chicks. 54:00 - Chris shares her final comments on the training world at this time. 55:50 - Ryan thanks Chris and wraps up the episode.
info_outline [Episode 124] Constructional affection with Sean Will 07/20/2020
[Episode 124] Constructional affection with Sean Will 3:10 - Sean shares how he started on his training journey and how constructional affection was ‘born’ 15:50 - Ryan asks: Do some trainers have a reliance on food? Or are not looking for other methods or reinforcers? 20:20 - Sean introduces how he used CAT and CA with his own dog. 21:20 - Sean describes the procedure of Constructional Affection and outlines the two main steps required: Step 1: The interaction guidelines & Step 2: The affection required 28:07 - Sean defines the term ‘complex fading procedures’ 29:15 - Ryan asks how Sean applies the process to the dogs in the shelter and if there are some dogs are more or less suitable for this particular process. 32:30 - Sean shares the story of ‘Big Mike’ 39:10 - Sean describes that the schedule we are using is not actually a schedule of reinforcement but that the application of affection is actually a conjugate reinforcement procedure or technique. 43:20 - Ryan shares his experience with trying to apply it to his own situation at home with Fibi and Summer and asks Seans advice on the difficulties of split attention and being able to settle the dog using attention. 52:25 - Ryan asks how has constructional affection been applied with humans? 53:00 - Seans discusses the philosophies of the constructional approach. 58:15 - Ryan asks if some people have challenges with the application of the procedures. 1:03:00 - Sean explains what he would like to see occur in the next 5-10 years.
info_outline [Episode 123] Malena DeMartini; Separation anxiety amid a pandemic... 07/06/2020
[Episode 123] Malena DeMartini; Separation anxiety amid a pandemic... 4:00 - How does the current global situation with the pandemic & subsequent change in our routines influence our animals and their behaviors. 4:20 - Malena defines and unpacks the term ‘Separation Anxiety’ 6:44 - Ryan describes his own experience of a panic attack 7:30 - Ryan asks how do we build empathy in dog owners towards the effect of a panic attack or separation anxiety 10:45 - Malena’s shares the importance of helping clients to understand ‘The Why’ of the treatment of separation anxiety. 14:25 - Ryan asks: How important is it to get honesty and truth from your clients? 16:30 - Ryan asks to know what has been the most exciting change in Malena’s thinking, methods and research since the last podcast in 2018? 17:00 - Malena discussed her new book regarding the research since 1970’s 21:35 - Malena explains that she feels that there are some specific effective treatment protocols in place now that lead to success. 24:50 - Malena shares her personal findings and thoughts on which dogs tend to show more separation anxiety than others. 29:35 - Why separation anxiety is the biggest researched behaviour related diagnosis. 31:30 - Whether the changes occurring during the global pandemic will impact our dogs and how can we assess the impact of these changes. 40:15 - Malena discusses the genetic markers that have been researched in regards to separation anxiety. 45:55 - Ryan asks if owners may have noticed signs before lockdown of dogs having a tendency of separation anxiety and Malena describes the lower level signs of distress that get ‘missed’ by the owners. 49:50 - Malena shares her suggestions for clients at this time for dogs that may have separation relation concerns. 57:00 - Malena’s explains her approach to building a community to help clients with their dog. 59:50 - Ryan touches on one of Malena’s previous hopes and goals stated in 2018 and how she feels they have achieved or moved forward from that time.
info_outline [Episode 122] Dr Afiya Fredericks – The Growth Mindset, Part 2 06/22/2020
[Episode 122] Dr Afiya Fredericks – The Growth Mindset, Part 2 * 4:45 - Ryan asks Afiya to expand on her academic journey and how she chose to study a Masters and Phd on the topic of growth mindset * 9:16 - Afiya explains how struggle in her personal studies impacted her mindset. * 9:50 - The game changer for Afiya…How she became receptive and open to seeing failure as an opportunity to grow and learn. * 12:45 - Afiya explains how gratitude presented an opportunity in Mindsetworks * 17:35 - Afiya discusses how preparation of mindset opens possibilities for opportunities. * 20:30 - Why do we pass up on certain opportunities? What level of awareness and consciousness is present when opportunities arise. * 22:20 - Ryan asks do people with growth mindset feel uncomfortable at times? And frames his thought process that led to the question * 28:25 - How challenging emotions can impact our decisions for ourselves and others. * 30:32 - Ryan asks what does Afiya’s role at Mindsetworks look like at the moment (prior to and during the pandemic) * 35:15 - How the growth mindset programs can help parents, where they can find information to help support the development of their own children. * 35:45 - Afiya describes that being mindful in the language you use can develop the growth mindset for your early learners (children) * 44:07 - Ryan reads the mission of Mindsetworks * 45:15 - Afiya shares the 5 biggest factors that she feels the company teaches and that all humans can use to operate more effectively. * 56:00 - Ryan draughts an example of a discussion in relation to animal training leading to the next question…how do we get to the place where we are proficient at the tools and when do we know to use them for the learner in front of us? * 58:30 - Afiya highlights the value of the learning zone. * 1:04:15 - Ryan recaps Afiya’s top 5 factors that set you up for success in your growth mindset. * 1:05:00 - Afiya shares with us what she would like the worlds growth mindset to be in the next 5-10 years.
info_outline [Episode 121] Dr Afiya Fredericks - The Growth Mindset, Part 1 06/08/2020
[Episode 121] Dr Afiya Fredericks - The Growth Mindset, Part 1 * 4:30 - The Growth Mindset defined, why it is important and how it impacts and influences both behaviours and outcomes in our lives * 8:00 - Ryan and Afiya raise how the context, & individual learning history may support and impact the development of our mindset * 9:10 - Afiya shares ideas on where our mindset comes from * 11:45 - How success impacts our mindset * 15:00 - How praise can influence our mindset * 18:00 - How communicating and rewarding a process rather than the product can impact mindset and lead to growth over time * 20:19 - Ryan asks about ‘Imposter Syndrome’ in relation to the growth mindset * 21:30 - Afiya discusses how our level of self-awareness can be beneficial for developing a growth mindset * 22:15 - Afiya describes some benefits of being open about mistakes and imperfection * 23:48 - Afiya shares a personal example of how your mindset can influence others around you and how struggle and challenge is an important part of the learning process * 25:54 - Neuro-science & the growth mindset. * 28:49 - Afiya talks about engaging in learning zone activities and deliberate practice to improve an aspect or skill * 31:40 - Ryans asks about vulnerability, courage and teaching in different contexts with animals or humans * 39:20 - Afiya discusses ways to help support others in developing a growth mindset. * 41:09 - Growth mindset as a life long process of learning and development * 45:57 - The importance of having awareness & reflecting on our own behaviours
info_outline Steve Martin: Natural Encounters Inc. - Problems are opportunities in disguise! [Bonus Episode] 06/01/2020
Steve Martin: Natural Encounters Inc. - Problems are opportunities in disguise! [Bonus Episode] * 4:06 - Steve talks about when he first learned about positive reinforcement training and shares some stories from that time. * 8:45 – Steve shares about learning to give the animal a voice by being a student of body language and his move to becoming “the partner of the bird”. * 12:43 – Ryan asks Steve to share with the listeners how they might become better observers of behavior. * 16:15 – Steve talks about his process in building high trust accounts with people to give them feedback in order to help them improve their training. * 29:38 – Ryan asks Steve to talk about something he heard him say years ago “I don’t aim to be the smartest person in the room.” * 34:47 - Steve talks about how meeting Dr. Susan Friedman has impacted his life. * 40:13 – Steve talks about his work consulting at zoos, his work travelling to observe natural behavior, and his new work moving into the world of virtual consulting. * 44:04 – New learning opportunities through NEI TEC are discussed and can be found by visiting https://naturalencounters.com/. * 50:17 – Inspiring caring that leads to conservation action is discussed. * 59:47 - Steve discusses what he would like to see happen in the next 5-10 years in the world of positive reinforcement animal training.
info_outline [Episode 120] Lili Chin - changing the world one drawing at a time! 05/25/2020
[Episode 120] Lili Chin - changing the world one drawing at a time! * 3:34 – Lili shares about when she first learned about positive reinforcement animal training, including a story about her dog Boogie. * 10:39 – Lili talks about Boogie and some things she has learned from him. * 12:14 – Illustrating dog body language has become a bit of an obsession for Lili. * 18:46 – Ryan asks Lili to share about reaching out to Sophia Yin to collaborate. * 27:21 – Lili uses art to make language about positive reinforcement training accessible to the public. * 33:22- The importance of cuteness and simplicity as key components of Lili’s artwork is discussed. * 36:40 – Ryan asks Lili to talk about her process in developing her animal body language illustrations. * 41:38 – Lili talks about working with Sarah Owings to develop the “How to Fill Your Dog’s Emotional Cup” infographic. * 47:33 – Ryan asks Lili what she means when she says that “she hasn’t even got started yet”. * 50:24 – Lili talks about what she would like to see in the next 5-10 years in the animal training community.
info_outline [Episode 119] - Dr Gregory Hanley; Values first & Widely effective! 05/11/2020
[Episode 119] - Dr Gregory Hanley; Values first & Widely effective! * 3:44 – Greg talks about getting started in the field of Behavior Analysis. * 9:13 – Greg shares about some pivotal moments in his career. * 14:17 – About Greg's company - FTF Behavior - and the work that they do. * 22:15 – Greg tells people they can visit www.practicalfunctionalassessment.com and go to the “Implementation Assistance” tab to find information about how to improve sleep. * 23:54 – Ryan asks Greg to share important considerations he makes when teaching clients about Behavior Analysis. * 28:25 - Greg explains the term televisibility. * 37:50 – Greg talks a little about schedules of reinforcement and choice. * 42:34 – Five big ideas Greg would like to share with animal trainers. * 42:37 – The big idea that ... “All our procedures are derived from our priorities.” * 48:53 – Greg talks about his priorities of safety, televisibility and rapport. * 50:13 – Greg talks about holism. * 1:00 – “Shaping from joy and shaping from freedom.” * 1:09 – The use of intermittent and unpredictable reinforcement is discussed. * 1:15 – Greg tells people they can find the apps he talked about by going to the “Implementation Assistance” tab at www.practicalfunctionalassessment.com * 1:21 – Ryan asks Greg what he would like to see happen over the next 5–10 years in the world of Behavior Analysis.
info_outline Ken Ramirez; On pandemics & 'staycations' [BONUS episode] 05/04/2020
Ken Ramirez; On pandemics & 'staycations' [BONUS episode] * 5:22 – Ken discusses some of the changes that he and KPA have had to make as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic [including changes to the Karen Pryor Professional dog training certification]. * 16:57 – Ryan asks Ken to share what message he can give to trainers who are currently struggling. * 31:14 – Ryan asks Ken if he can share some thoughts on how trainers may best serve others during this time. * 39:30 – Ken shares about a time he felt vulnerable but still had courage to move forward. * 50:57 – Ken's offerings for others about how to push through during vulnerable times. * 53:35 – Ryan asks Ken to share his thoughts on the following question from ATA member Bex Tasker: “Do you significantly adjust your approach based on the species you are work with, and if so, what are some of the main considerations you think are important for trainers to take into account?”