March 30, 2020

We conclude this four part series with a discussion of choice as it relates to concept training.

Links and resources

Vidhya's web site

http://theunlikelytricksters.com/

The bucket game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJSs9eqi2r8

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March 18, 2020

Last week we described some fun games that make use of concept training.  In this episode we begin with the question - how do you teach concept training?

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Concept training really lets our animals show us how smart they are. It is tremendous fun and it widens out the repertoire of behaviors you can ask for. Many of us have been introduced to concept training via Ken Ramirez and his many presentation at...

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February 19, 2020

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February 13, 2020

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January 22, 2020

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