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Episode 96: Celebration!

This is a very different kind of podcast. Dominique and I were at the Art and Science of Animal Training Conference. We had just come from the Saturday night dinner where I was given a very special award. After the presentation I was joined by Mary Hunter, Caeli Collins, Suzanne Kernek, Katie Bartlett, Natalie Zielinski, Michaela Hempen and Cindy Martin to celebrate. This is the recording of that celebration.

Episode 95: Counter Conditioning Lindsay Wood Part 3

This concludes our three part conversation with Lindsay Wood on counter conditioning. In Part 1 we began with the basics of counter conditioning which means we began with classical conditioning. In her work at shelters, that’s where Lindsay had begun, but she has been expanding her understanding of those protocols by looking at them more through an operant lens. In Part 3 we continue this discussion of counter conditioning by exploring a series of related subjects. Following these threads takes us to a deeper, more robust understanding of counter conditioning.

Episode 94: Lindsay Wood Brown - Counter Conditioning Part 2

Last week we began a conversation with Lindsay Wood Brown. Lindsay is a member of the Clicker Expo faculty. She is a board-certified applied animal behaviorist (ACAAB) with a master's degree in animal behavior. She is a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) course developer and has served as a KPA faculty member since 2012. Lindsay consults for animal shelters across the country. She previously served as the Director of Operations for Lynchburg Humane Society in Virginia and as the Director of Animal Training and Behavior for the Humane Society of Boulder Valley in Boulder, Colorado. The shelter work means for certain protocols Lindsay has seen hundreds of case histories. That’s the experience

Episode 93: Lindsay Wood Brown - Counter Conditioning Pt 1

Lindsay Wood Brown joins us for a conversation on counter conditioning. Dominique starts us off by describing the situation she has with her easily distracted dog. The behavior she’s dealing with is something many of us have to contend with - whether it is a dog or a horse who is exhibiting the behavior. In this conversation we begin with the basics - what is counter conditioning? Lindsay describes how she would have talked about it earlier in her career. She then brings us forward to her current understanding of these procedures. The shift takes her from classical conditioning to operant. The change helps her to refine the procedures and gives her a systematic strategy to progress wit