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High Quality Animal Training Content. Information on techniques that apply to all animals in all situations. Positive un-intrusive training techniques only.

ryan cartlidge


    • Sep 26, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
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    • 183 EPISODES

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    Dr. Lisa Gunter - Assistant Professor [Psychology] at Coastal Carolina University; Part 2 [Episode 183]

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 61:56


    Lisa, PhD, CBCC-KA, is an Associate Professor at Coastal Carolina University in the Psycholgy Department and directors the laboratory for animal behaviour and welfare. Before beginning her graduate studies, she worked for nearly a decade with pets in animal shelters and with dogs and their owners. Lisa's research aims to better the lives of companion animals and their owners. Under the mentorship of Clive Wynne, Lisa earned her Masters in 2015 and her PhD in 2018 as a graduate student in the behavioural neuroscience and comparative psychology program at Arizona State University.  Prior to her graduate school, she worked as a behaviour consultant and trainer in San Francisco, where she taught group classes and consulted with owners experiencing issues of fear, anxiety, and aggression with their dogs. Her interest in canine behaviour began in 2002 as an animal shelter volunteer, training dogs in basic skills and assisting in shelter dog playgroups. That interest grew into a career where she managed the behaviour programs of several shelters throughout the West.  These experiences led Lisa to co-found Wagfield Academy, an online dog training and behaviour resource for owners (which was acquired by the Humane Society of the United States Pets for Life program), and the Institute for Shelter Dogs with past ATA podcast guest Dr Erica Feuerbacher, where they combine the latest in shelter research with the current best practices in workshops for staff and volunteers.Six years ago, she founded and annually organised the Canine Science Symposium, which regularly disseminated the latest applied canine science to practitioners from across the country and excitingly might be returning in 2023 For links CLICK HERE >>> https://atamember.com/2022/09/26/lisa-gunter-2/

    Dr. Lisa Gunter - Assistant Professor [Psychology] at Coastal Carolina University; Part 1 [Episode 182]

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 61:37


    Lisa, PhD, CBCC-KA, is an Associate Professor at Coastal Carolina University in the Psycholgy Department and directors the laboratory for animal behaviour and welfare. Before beginning her graduate studies, she worked for nearly a decade with pets in animal shelters and with dogs and their owners. Lisa's research aims to better the lives of companion animals and their owners. Under the mentorship of Clive Wynne, Lisa earned her Masters in 2015 and her PhD in 2018 as a graduate student in the behavioural neuroscience and comparative psychology program at Arizona State University.  Prior to her graduate school, she worked as a behaviour consultant and trainer in San Francisco, where she taught group classes and consulted with owners experiencing issues of fear, anxiety, and aggression with their dogs. Her interest in canine behaviour began in 2002 as an animal shelter volunteer, training dogs in basic skills and assisting in shelter dog playgroups. That interest grew into a career where she managed the behaviour programs of several shelters throughout the West.  These experiences led Lisa to co-found Wagfield Academy, an online dog training and behaviour resource for owners (which was acquired by the Humane Society of the United States Pets for Life program), and the Institute for Shelter Dogs with past ATA podcast guest Dr Erica Feuerbacher, where they combine the latest in shelter research with the current best practices in workshops for staff and volunteers.Six years ago, she founded and annually organised the Canine Science Symposium, which regularly disseminated the latest applied canine science to practitioners from across the country and excitingly might be returning in 2023 For links CLICK HERE >>> https://atamember.com/2022/09/12/lisa-gunter/

    Exploring Nuances & connecting dots; #2 - Eva Bertilsson & Angelica Hesselius [Episode 181]

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 56:08


    Angelica Hesselius Bio Angelica Hesselius is an internationally renowned reward-based horse trainer with a background as an instructor in classical dressage and academic art of riding. She specializes in positive reinforcement training for balanced movement in groundwork and riding. Developing proprioception, movement and communication through systematic reward-based strategies.  Angelica has developed new strategies for creating high precision movements and low frustration from the get-go when working with food reinforcers and is passionate about sharing her knowledge. She trains horses, teaches students and coaches colleagues all over the world. Together with dutch horse trainer Do Groen, Angelica has founded the Reward Based Horse Academy with the aim to help horse people build a strong foundation using reward based training techniques. They are offering short courses and are currently working on their year-long educational program. Her current projects include Exploring Nuances with Eva Bertilsson, with lectures and courses for horse trainers and behavior geeks curious to explore and expand their training systems. Eva Bertilsson Bio Eva Bertilsson (she/her) is a behavior consultant and educator with a master's degree in behavior analysis and a passion for all things related to behavior, learning and animal welfare. She started out as a positive reinforcement dog sports trainer in the 90s and nowadays works with a wide variety of settings, helping individuals and organizations develop their practice of modern, science-based, empowering strategies for the benefit of learners of all species. Eva is a board member of the Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis and an enthusiastic disseminator of ethical practices based in behavioral science. She is a long-standing faculty member of Clicker Expo and of TAGteach, and an accredited speaker for Fear Free. Always striving to further our best practices, she hosts the Scandinavian CCC conference on Choice, Control and Communication and runs a Swedish membership group for husbandry training called Kul med Hantering (“Having fun with cooperative care”). Eva and her Carpe Momentum colleague Emelie Johnson Vegh are noteworthy influencers within reward-based training, having developed strategies and concepts such as start button behaviors, seamless training sessions and training session flow charts. Much of “E&E”‘s philosophy and approach to training is outlined in their book Agility Right From the Start, and you find them at www.carpemomentum.nu  If you are curious of Eva's most recent projects, check out the webinars she hosts on the www.abc247.wtf/online  and look into her positive reinforcement horse training collaboration with with Angelica Hesselius, www.rewardbasedartofriding.com/exploringnuances For links, visit >>> https://atamember.com/2022/08/29/exploring-nuances-2/ 

    Exploring Nuances & connecting dots; Eva Bertilsson & Angelica Hesselius [Episode 180]

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 53:13


    Angelica Hesselius Bio Angelica Hesselius is an internationally renowned reward-based horse trainer with a background as an instructor in classical dressage and academic art of riding. She specializes in positive reinforcement training for balanced movement in groundwork and riding. Developing proprioception, movement and communication through systematic reward-based strategies.  Angelica has developed new strategies for creating high precision movements and low frustration from the get-go when working with food reinforcers and is passionate about sharing her knowledge. She trains horses, teaches students and coaches colleagues all over the world. Together with dutch horse trainer Do Groen, Angelica has founded the Reward Based Horse Academy with the aim to help horse people build a strong foundation using reward based training techniques. They are offering short courses and are currently working on their year-long educational program. Her current projects include Exploring Nuances with Eva Bertilsson, with lectures and courses for horse trainers and behavior geeks curious to explore and expand their training systems. Eva Bertilsson Bio Eva Bertilsson (she/her) is a behavior consultant and educator with a master's degree in behavior analysis and a passion for all things related to behavior, learning and animal welfare. She started out as a positive reinforcement dog sports trainer in the 90s and nowadays works with a wide variety of settings, helping individuals and organizations develop their practice of modern, science-based, empowering strategies for the benefit of learners of all species. Eva is a board member of the Swedish Association for Behavior Analysis and an enthusiastic disseminator of ethical practices based in behavioral science. She is a long-standing faculty member of Clicker Expo and of TAGteach, and an accredited speaker for Fear Free. Always striving to further our best practices, she hosts the Scandinavian CCC conference on Choice, Control and Communication and runs a Swedish membership group for husbandry training called Kul med Hantering (“Having fun with cooperative care”). Eva and her Carpe Momentum colleague Emelie Johnson Vegh are noteworthy influencers within reward-based training, having developed strategies and concepts such as start button behaviors, seamless training sessions and training session flow charts. Much of “E&E”‘s philosophy and approach to training is outlined in their book Agility Right From the Start, and you find them at www.carpemomentum.nu  If you are curious of Eva's most recent projects, check out the webinars she hosts on the www.abc247.wtf/online  and look into her positive reinforcement horse training collaboration with with Angelica Hesselius, www.rewardbasedartofriding.com/exploringnuances For links, visit >>> https://atamember.com/2022/08/15/exploring-nuances/

    Peggy Hogan & Monty Gwynne - R+ horse training collaboration #2 [Episode 179]

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 56:39


    Monty Gwynne, founder of Equispeak and a self-proclaimed training junkie, is passionate about sharing her decades of training experience.  This depth and breadth of her experiences with many different breeds and disciplines allows her to draw on them to better solve issues using R+.  Monty's training passions are classical dressage and driving.  Because of her long involvement in the horse world she is often called upon to help take and rehab ponies and minis who have been in difficult situations. Using R+ has been the saving grace for many of these rescues.  Monty's approach is based on shaping without frustration and is unique in the R+ horse community. The focus of Monty's journey is on bringing positive, science-based horse training to the forefront and working with people interested in discovering this powerful tool. Having seen the joy that positive reinforcement training brings to both partners in the horse - human relationship over the past 30+ years, there is no going back. Through her business, The Best Whisper is a Click, Peggy Hogan provides clicker training lessons, clinics, and online coaching, all focused on horses. She has been a horse-lover since the age of three when her sister put her on a pay-per-lap pony ride, loves all animals and has a passion for training. Her background in training includes N.H. and in-depth study of the teachings of Peggy Cummings, founder of Connected Riding. In the late 90's there was little information on using positive reinforcement with horses, so after an introduction from Alexandra Kurland, Peggy learned from clicker trainers of other species, as well as diving into the science behind the training with Dr. Susan Friedman. Peggy has investigated ways to add more shaping, capturing, luring, and targeting to her clicker training for horses program. Horses offer complex behaviors freely if given the choice, behaviors that apply to environments that range from agility to freestyle to medical procedures and Start Buttons. Peggy is currently teaming up with Monty Gwynne to reach the online community for teaching this amazing technology. For links, visit >>> https://atamember.com/2022/08/01/peggy-monty-2/

    Peggy Hogan & Monty Gwynne - R+ horse training collaboration #1 [Episode 178]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 57:33


    Monty Gwynne, founder of Equispeak and a self-proclaimed training junkie, is passionate about sharing her decades of training experience.  This depth and breadth of her experiences with many different breeds and disciplines allows her to draw on them to better solve issues using R+.  Monty's training passions are classical dressage and driving.  Because of her long involvement in the horse world she is often called upon to help take and rehab ponies and minis who have been in difficult situations. Using R+ has been the saving grace for many of these rescues.  Monty's approach is based on shaping without frustration and is unique in the R+ horse community. The focus of Monty's journey is on bringing positive, science-based horse training to the forefront and working with people interested in discovering this powerful tool. Having seen the joy that positive reinforcement training brings to both partners in the horse - human relationship over the past 30+ years, there is no going back. Through her business, The Best Whisper is a Click, Peggy Hogan provides clicker training lessons, clinics, and online coaching, all focused on horses. She has been a horse-lover since the age of three when her sister put her on a pay-per-lap pony ride, loves all animals and has a passion for training. Her background in training includes N.H. and in-depth study of the teachings of Peggy Cummings, founder of Connected Riding. In the late 90's there was little information on using positive reinforcement with horses, so after an introduction from Alexandra Kurland, Peggy learned from clicker trainers of other species, as well as diving into the science behind the training with Dr. Susan Friedman. Peggy has investigated ways to add more shaping, capturing, luring, and targeting to her clicker training for horses program. Horses offer complex behaviors freely if given the choice, behaviors that apply to environments that range from agility to freestyle to medical procedures and Start Buttons. Peggy is currently teaming up with Monty Gwynne to reach the online community for teaching this amazing technology. For links, visit >>> https://atamember.com/2022/07/18/peggy-monty-1/ 

    Melissa Millet - The Ultimutts; Part 2 [Episode 177]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 59:29


    MELISSA MILLETT - Professional Stunt and Movie Animal Trainer Melissa is the founder and head trainer of In Dogs We Trust, The Ultimutts, and Ontario Animal Actors.  Melissa has taught thousands of family pets, holds training workshops for professionals in the pet industry including Veterinary technicians, Rescue Organizations, Professional Dog Trainers and sessions for the staff and volunteers at the London Humane Society. After joining the world of cat training, Melissa has offered online lessons to cat owners around the world and is part of the faculty for  ClickerExpo,  Melissa's own cat team (Sashimi, Tonic and Kit Kat) have acquired a Guinness World Record, travelled to California to earn 4 yesses on the America's Got Talent stage and performed in Hollywood Blockbusters and commercials.  Most notably, Melissa was the key trainer for the cats for Stephen Kings 2019 Pet Sematary.  The dogs and cats represented by Ontario Animal Actors have been featured in Commercials for Tim Hortons, Duracell, a 2019 SUPERBOWL commercial and alongside A-list celebrities like Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and Sam Worthington (Avatar)! For the links visit here >> https://atamember.com/2022/07/04/melissa-millet-2/ 

    Melissa Millet - The Ultimutts; Part 1 [Episode 176]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 58:05


    MELISSA MILLETT - Professional Stunt and Movie Animal Trainer Melissa is the founder and head trainer of In Dogs We Trust, The Ultimutts, and Ontario Animal Actors.  Melissa has taught thousands of family pets, holds training workshops for professionals in the pet industry including Veterinary technicians, Rescue Organizations, Professional Dog Trainers and sessions for the staff and volunteers at the London Humane Society. After joining the world of cat training, Melissa has offered online lessons to cat owners around the world and is part of the faculty for  ClickerExpo,  Melissa's own cat team (Sashimi, Tonic and Kit Kat) have acquired a Guinness World Record, travelled to California to earn 4 yesses on the America's Got Talent stage and performed in Hollywood Blockbusters and commercials.  Most notably, Melissa was the key trainer for the cats for Stephen Kings 2019 Pet Sematary.  The dogs and cats represented by Ontario Animal Actors have been featured in Commercials for Tim Hortons, Duracell, a 2019 SUPERBOWL commercial and alongside A-list celebrities like Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and Sam Worthington (Avatar)! For the links visit here >> https://atamember.com/2022/06/20/melissa-millet/ 

    Dante Camacho: Dante Dog Works, Part 2 [Episode 175]

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 61:15


    Dante Camacho Bio Dante is the founder of DanteDogWorks, he focuses on teaching other dog trainers and dog owners around the world about how to successfully train and live with dogs using positive reinforcement based training. He started his dog training career in the late 90's and was one of the first dog trainers to introduce clicker training in Brazil. Dante is an international presenter and a dog sports enthusiast,  having represented Brazil and Canada in multiple World agility competitions,  titled dogs in Rally obedience and Dock diving, taught and performed Dog Dancing for almost a decade in Canada and the US and in recent years developed an online dog training platform that offers multiple courses for his Brazilian audience. He's a teacher for the “Animal Behavior and Welfare” post grad course at the UNIRP University. Since 2020  Dante has worked as a volunteer developing training programs and training staff at the Rio Preto Zoo. To check all the links visit here -  https://atamember.com/2022/06/07/dante-camacho2/ 

    Dante Camacho: Dante Dog Works, Part 1 [Episode 174]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 62:08


    Dante is the founder of DanteDogWorks, he focuses on teaching other dog trainers and dog owners around the world about how to successfully train and live with dogs using positive reinforcement based training. He started his dog training career in the late 90's and was one of the first dog trainers to introduce clicker training in Brazil.Dante is an international presenter and a dog sports enthusiast,  having represented Brazil and Canada in multiple World agility competitions, titled dogs in Rally obedience and Dock diving, taught and performed Dog Dancing for almost a decade in Canada and the US and in recent years developed and online dog training platform that offers multiple courses for his Brazilian audience.He's a teacher for the “Animal Behavior and Welfare” post grad course at the UNIRP University. Since 2020 Dante has worked as a volunteer developing training programs and training staff at the Rio Preto Zoo.

    Jessica Hekman: Functional Dog Collaborative, part 2 [Episode 173]

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 58:51


    Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD, is a veterinary genetics researcher who is fascinated by dog behavior. She works at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as a computational biologist, studying the genetics of behavior in pet and working dogs through the Darwin's Ark project and the Working Dogs Project. She teaches behavioral biology at the Virginia Tech online Masters program for Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare. She also offers webinars online and consults with breeders about genetic testing and breeding choices. She is one of the founders of the Functional Dog Collaborative (functionalbreeding.org), a non-profit which seeks to change the conversation around dog breeding in the dog loving community. Jessica lives in Raymond, NH with her husband and three dogs.

    Jessica Hekman: Functional Dog Collaborative, part 1 [Episode 172]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 68:36


    Jessica Hekman, DVM, PhD, is a veterinary genetics researcher who is fascinated by dog behavior. She works at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as a computational biologist, studying the genetics of behavior in pet and working dogs through the Darwin's Ark project and the Working Dogs Project. She teaches behavioral biology at the Virginia Tech online Masters program for Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare. She also offers webinars online and consults with breeders about genetic testing and breeding choices. She is one of the founders of the Functional Dog Collaborative (functionalbreeding.org), a non-profit which seeks to change the conversation around dog breeding in the dog loving community. Jessica lives in Raymond, NH with her husband and three dogs.

    Deborah Jones; Cooperative Care training, Part 2 [Episode 171]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 58:43


    Deborah Jones, Ph.D. is a retired psychology professor who now trains animals full-time.  She has been training for 25+ years and focuses on positive reinforcement based methods.  Deb has written 12 books on dog training and has helped develop several DVD series.  She has also trained and shown multiple breeds to high level titles in agility, rally, and obedience.  She is currently teaching online training classes and webinars at www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com.  Her newest project is the Cooperative Care Certificate program in partnership with Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.  You can learn more about this at www.cooperativecarecertificate.com.  Visit her website at www.k9infocus.com for her blog and more information.

    Deborah Jones; Cooperative Care training, Part 1 [Episode 170]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 60:51


    Deborah Jones, Ph.D. is a retired psychology professor who now trains animals full-time.  She has been training for 25+ years and focuses on positive reinforcement based methods.  Deb has written 12 books on dog training and has helped develop several DVD series.  She has also trained and shown multiple breeds to high level titles in agility, rally, and obedience.  She is currently teaching online training classes and webinars at www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com.  Her newest project is the Cooperative Care Certificate program in partnership with Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.  You can learn more about this at www.cooperativecarecertificate.com.  Visit her website at www.k9infocus.com for her blog and more information. 

    Terrie Hayward - Deaf dogs/animals [Episode 169]

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 62:12


    Terrie Hayward Bio Terrie Hayward has an M.Ed. and is a Faculty Member of the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA), a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP), and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Council of Professional Dog Trainers. Additionally, she is also certified in Canine Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) and is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild, and has written articles on training for BARKS magazine, Pet Business, and Grooming Business magazine and is the author of three books: A Deaf Dog Joins the Family," co-author, “Grooming Without Stress: Safer, Quicker, Happier,” and “Your 10 Minute a Day Dog.” Terrie works with families and their animal companions, presents workshops, travels, and consults focusing on positive reinforcement interactions and modifying behavior through applications in behavior analysis.

    Susan Friedman & Rick Hester - Parenting with ATA knowledge on board; Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 73:32


    About this episode! Episode 168 is part 2 of this special instalment. We welcome back two previous guests of the ATA podcast show to talk about what it's like to parent with some ABA [Applied Behaviour Analysis] & training knowledge on board. Firstly, Dr Susan Friedman, a retired psychology professor of Utah State University who pioneered the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals. And secondly, the excellent Rick Hester, the Curator of Behavioural Husbandry for the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado. There Rick oversees all the zoo's behavioural programs, including animal training for husbandry, medical, public show behaviours, enrichment, developing programs to improve problem behaviour situations, and the zoo's formal animal welfare assessments. And, since 2015, Rick has also worked for Dr Friedman's Behaviour Works as a consultant and course co-instructor Listen to part 1 here >>> https://atamember.com/main-ata-podcast-show/

    Susan Friedman & Rick Hester - Parenting with ATA knowledge on board; Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 60:35


    In this episode host, Ryan Cartlidge talks with Dr Susan Friedman and Rick Hester about what it's like to parent with some ABA knowledge on board. 

    [Episdoe 166] Rat Tickling with Megan LaFollette

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 69:26


    Megan LaFollette Bio Dr. Megan LaFollette works with The North American 3Rs Collaborative to advance science, innovation, and research animal welfare. She has her PhD in Animal Behavior & Well-Being from Purdue University, where she also received a Master of Science in Animal Welfare. Her primary interests lie at the intersection of human-animal interaction and animal welfare, especially in practical refinements for laboratory and companion animals. These interests have led to her conducting projects focused on rat tickling, compassion fatigue in laboratory animal personnel, refinement for cats in confinement, positive reinforcement in training horses, the welfare of service dogs, and human behavior change for animal welfare.

    Maasa Nishimuta - CAAWT [Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare & Training] Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 58:26


    Maasa Nishimuta Bio: Maasa Nishimuta studied under Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and earned a master's degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. In her master's thesis, she studied the reinforcing effects of affection in the form of petting and gentle scratching with rescued equines. She modified Constructional Affection for use with equines and continues to apply Constructional Affection with animals in shelters where she volunteers. In 2021, Maasa co-founded a 501(c)3 non-profit organization Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training (CAAWT), and serves as its chief operating officer. CAAWT provides free training to individuals and organizations in need of training and cannot afford it, with the goal of improving the lives of animals and their caretakers through applications of the Constructional Approach. To carry out CAAWT's mission, she co-hosts a monthly podcast, runs private sessions and group classes in-person and online, and hosts webinars and the Annual CAAWT Conference to disseminate information on the Constructional Approach and its many applications to animal welfare and training.

    Maasa Nishimuta - CAAWT [Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare & Training] Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 45:21


    Maasa Nishimuta Bio: Maasa Nishimuta studied under Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and earned a master's degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas. In her master's thesis, she studied the reinforcing effects of affection in the form of petting and gentle scratching with rescued equines. She modified Constructional Affection for use with equines and continues to apply Constructional Affection with animals in shelters where she volunteers. In 2021, Maasa co-founded a 501(c)3 non-profit organization Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training (CAAWT), and serves as its chief operating officer. CAAWT provides free training to individuals and organizations in need of training and cannot afford it, with the goal of improving the lives of animals and their caretakers through applications of the Constructional Approach. To carry out CAAWT's mission, she co-hosts a monthly podcast, runs private sessions and group classes in-person and online, and hosts webinars and the Annual CAAWT Conference to disseminate information on the Constructional Approach and its many applications to animal welfare and training.

    [Episode 163] Joe Layng - 'The secret to happiness; Part 2'

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 50:10


    [Episode 162] Joe Layng - 'The secret to happiness; Part 1'

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 56:58


    [Episode 161] Kim Brophey - 'Meet your dog'

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 71:44


    [Episode 160] Autumn Sorrells - Animal welfare in medical research; Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 63:52


    [Episode 159] Autumn Sorrells - Animal welfare in medical research: Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 63:15


    [Episode 158] Veronica Boutelle; Master schedules & saving ATA!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 67:59


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    [Episode 157] - Kristina Spaulding; Smart Dog Training & Behaviour

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 73:02


    [Episode 156] - Emelie Johnson Vegh; Are you feeling Overwhelmed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 60:49


    [Episode 155] - Allie Bender; Canine Enrichment for the Real World (Part 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 74:32


    [Episode 154] - Emily Strong; Canine Enrichment for the Real World

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 72:06


    [Bonus episode 153] - Digital & content marketing with Melissa Breau

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 72:25


    [Episode 152] - Tony Harvey; Guide dogs UK & TAG teach

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 68:54


    [Episode 151] - Rick Hester; Curator of Behavioral Husbandry for the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 80:33


    [Episode 150] - Dr. Susan Friedman & Ryan Cartlidge; Off the perch part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2021 74:07


    [Episode 149] - Tim Van Loan; Behavioral Husbandry Manager of the ABQ BioPark

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 78:44


    [Episode 148] - Emily Harvey; Guide dogs UK (& dreaming of Ken Ramirez...)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 67:29


    [Episode 147] - Catja Pedersen; Mother of awesomeness.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 68:28


    [Episode 146] - Emelie Johnson Vegh; The pros & pitfalls of the fluff!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 67:58


    [Episode 145] - Catherine Nelson: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 66:22


    [Episode 144] - Laura VanArendonk Baugh: Advocating for Positive Reinforcement.

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 71:14


    [Episode 143] - Michael Shikashio & Trish McMillan; Nobody makes good decisions whilst being strangled.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 73:23


    [BONUS Epiosde] - Dr. Christy Alligood; How research works.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 63:22


    [Episode 141] - Terrie Hayward; PAW, Positive Animal Wellness

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 70:49


    [Episode 140] - Unscripted/impromptu behaviour nerding with Eva Bertilsson

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 68:39


    [Episode 139] - Chris Varnon; Assistant Professor of Psychology at Converse College ... Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 73:44


    [Episode 138] - Dr. Chris Varnon - learning with bumble bees, snakes, rats, pigeons and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 84:33


    [Episode 137]; Adele Shaw, The Willing Equine ... Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 72:28


    [Episode 136]; Adele Shaw, The Willing Equine ... Part 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 74:48


    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.

    [Episode 135]; Sean Pogson; Never say never with - TAG teach!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 82:52


    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.

    [Episode 134] Amy Cook, PhD - 'The Play Way'

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 69:59


    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.

    [Episode 133] - Veronica Sanchez; Service dog training

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 68:36


    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.

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