September 17, 2020

A wrap up of the recent Science Camp sparked a lively conversation centered around choice.  We end the podcast with a story that illustrates what choice looks like.  We get there by talking about zoo programs, trailering, keystone behaviors, and erro...

August 28, 2020

Dominique loves to learn. She is forever finding interesting articles and scientific studies for us to discuss. This week we consider one that looks at machine learning and the 85% rule. This doesn’t sound as though it could possibly be related to eq...

August 19, 2020

You can learn anything from the internet.  Google any subject and you will get a long list of links.  But having access doesn’t always help you to know where to start and how to proceed.  In this week’s podcast Dr. Susan Friedman lays out a road map...

August 14, 2020

Dr Susan Friedman is our guest for this conversation about her recent article: “Why Animals Need Trainers Who Adhere to the Least Intrusive Principle: Improving Animal Welfare and Honing Trainers’ Skills”.

This is an update of her 2004 article: “Wha...

August 5, 2020

Dr. Susan Friedman joins us for a discussion of the hierarchy of least intrusive, most affective (LIMA) intervention strategies. She has just written an update of her 2004 article: “What’s wrong with this picture? Effectiveness is not enough.”

In Part...

July 29, 2020

Last week we began a two part conversation with Suzanne Kernek.  Suzanne is a horse owner and a professional dog trainer.  She’s also a regular attendee of my Half Moon Bay CA clinics.

At the clinics I always love our evening conversations where...

July 23, 2020

We introduce these Equiosity podcasts by saying that they are about all things equine with a special emphasis on the horse human bond. So why this week are we talking to a dog trainer? It’s not just that many horse people have dogs which makes these...

July 10, 2020

Many trainers think in terms of formal training sessions. Others think more in terms of a flow that simply shifts location and emphasis. In this episode we explore both approaches.

July 6, 2020

In Part 3 Michele Pouliot describes how she assembles a freestyle routine using back chaining. In Parts 1 and 2 of our conversation with Michele we learned how she uses platforms to teach the foundation behavior that she uses in her freestyle routine...

June 24, 2020

We have a long wish list of things we wanted to talk to Michele Pouliot about.  Michele is a canine trainer.  Many of you will know her through the Clicker Expo where she is a member of the faculty.  Michele wears several “hats”.  She was the driving...

June 18, 2020

Canine trainer, Michele Pouliot joins us for a discussion of platform training: what, why and how.

June 3, 2020

In May Dominique needed to move her three horses to a new barn.  Over the years two of her horses had become non-loaders so Dominique was dreading the move.  She knew she couldn’t wait until the last minute and hope for the best.  


May 28, 2020

We begin by sharing some of our takeaways from Dr. Susan Friedman's fabulous interview. If you've listened to her podcast (episode 104), you can see how yours compare with ours. This discussion led us to more "Easter eggs" and to trailer loading.

May 21, 2020

Dr Susan Friedman is our guest for this very special 2 hour podcast.  Normally we would divide up such a long conversation into many parts and spread them out over several weeks so they fit better into the rush of your life.  But this conversation is...

May 13, 2020

In part 2 of our conversation with Cindy Martin and Mary Hunter we talk about PORTL.  (Portable Operant Research and Teaching Lab)

Cindy Martin hosts a clinic for me at her farm in Arkansas. 

Mary Hunter is our co-presenter in our new Listen and Learn...

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