May 31, 2019

This week’s episode focuses on antecedents. What are some of the factors that influence the behavior you are seeing? How can you set your learners up for success? Whether you are trying to solve a behavior problem, or you’re teaching a new skill, wha...

May 23, 2019

In the second half of this conversation we continue with the theme of cues evolve.  Cues should evolve because the behaviors they are associated with are also evolving.  What does that mean?  Is anticipation a problem or is it a good thing?  How do w...

May 16, 2019

After our recent podcasts with Sarah Owings, Dominique and I had another long conversation about cues.  Dominique was particularly interested in some comments I made at the end of the last podcast with Sarah about anticipation and the get ready, get...

May 9, 2019

We’ve come to the last installment of our conversation with Sarah Owings.  In the previous episodes we looked at two different ways of thinking about building cues.  In one the handler works hard to remove any body language hints.  In the other the h...

May 3, 2019

Part Three of our conversation with Sarah Owings continues our discussion of cues - how our ideas have changed over time in how we teach them. We are now recognizing that our animals are communicating with us and it is ok to allow their behavior to m...

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