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Eposide 99a: Concept Training Pt 4

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 Match to sample https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG12rqPaIdc Research - Are dogs red-green color blind? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5717654/ Vidhya's online courses on concept training https://tromplo.com/instructors/vidhyalakshmi-karthikeyan/ Ken Ramirez' courses on concept training https://karenpryoracademy.com/courses/concept/

Episode 99: Concept Training Pt 3

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?

Episode 98: Concept Training Pt 2

Last week we began a conversation with Vidyha Karthekiyan. If you want to learn more about her training, you can visit her web site and facebook page - theunlikelytricksters.com. There you will meet Beanie, her site hound and her two cats. From that you can correctly infer that the animals in Vidyha’s life are not horses. If you listened to last week’s podcast, you will know we are very much on the same wavelength when it comes to our animals. She works with dogs and cats, we work with horses. The difference in species doesn’t matter. Concept training can be taught to them all. In this episode we define what concept training means, and then Vidyha describes some of the games she p

Episode 97: Concept Training Pt 1 - But First A Detour Into Husbandry

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 the Clicker Expo. He has inspired us to explore match to sample and other forms of concept training. One of the many people who has been inspired by Ken's work is Vidhya Karthikeyan. I met Vidhya at the January 2020 Clicker Expo. Her use of concept training is so creative I wanted to share what she's been doing. So this conversation is about concept training, but it began with a detour into husbandry care so that's where we'll begin. Links and re