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Animal Training Academy

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High Quality Animal Training Content. Information on techniques that apply to all animals in all situations. Positive un-intrusive training techniques only.

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High Quality Animal Training Content. Information on techniques that apply to all animals in all situations. Positive un-intrusive training techniques only.

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Trainer's Heaven

By TrainingGeek - Jun 08 2019
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Wow! I am so glad Ryan takes his time to setup interviews for us with such inspiring and informative guests. I learn 1 or 2 or 10 things with each one. And Ryan is a skillful interviewer; kind and respectful and you can tell he is REALLY listening and asks great questions that expand the podcast even more. Thank You and please keep going.

Great topic!

By TJGinthetruck - Dec 29 2016
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Keep getting the word out there!

iTunes Ratings

60 Ratings
Average Ratings
54
1
1
0
4

Trainer's Heaven

By TrainingGeek - Jun 08 2019
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Wow! I am so glad Ryan takes his time to setup interviews for us with such inspiring and informative guests. I learn 1 or 2 or 10 things with each one. And Ryan is a skillful interviewer; kind and respectful and you can tell he is REALLY listening and asks great questions that expand the podcast even more. Thank You and please keep going.

Great topic!

By TJGinthetruck - Dec 29 2016
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Keep getting the word out there!
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Animal Training Academy

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High Quality Animal Training Content. Information on techniques that apply to all animals in all situations. Positive un-intrusive training techniques only.

Rank #1: Emma Parsons – Click to calm; Talking aggressive & reactive dogs.

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CLICK HERE for the podcast outline Emma Parson Bio Emma Parsons is currently a Canine Behavior Training Consultant for Surefire Dogs in Westborough, MA as well as owning her own business. She specializes in managing and rehabilitating the reactive and aggressive dog. She is the author of two highly popular books on this subject: Click […] The post Emma Parsons – Click to calm; Talking aggressive & reactive dogs. appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Sep 24 2017

1hr 6mins

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Rank #2: Dr. Susan Friedman Behavior works/Psychology professor at Utah State University

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CLICK HERE for the podcast outline Dr. Susan Friedman – Bio Dr. Susan Friedman is a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals. ABA, with its roots in human learning, offers a scientifically sound teaching technology and ethical standard that can […] The post Dr. Susan Friedman Behavior works/Psychology professor at Utah State University appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Jul 03 2017

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Rank #3: Alexandra Kurland – “We live on a very intelligent planet”

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CLICK HERE for the podcast outline Alexandra Kurland Bio Alexandra Kurland is a graduate of Cornell University where she specialized in animal behavior. She began teaching in the early 1980’s. Her area of particular interest is the development of a horse’s balance: physical and emotional. Helping horses stay sound throughout a long lifetime is the […] The post Alexandra Kurland – “We live on a very intelligent planet” appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Dec 10 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #4: Ryan O’Donnell – The daily BA; Saving the world with Behavior Analysis!

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CLICK HERE for the podcast writeup Ryan O’Donnell Bio Ryan or Ryan O hails from northern Nevada in the grungy, yet surprisingly classy, (and newly renovated) Reno, Nevada. Ryan says he like his climate like I like my data: evolving, uncompromising, and progressive. He has a Master of Science; that is, an M.S. in Applied […] The post Ryan O’Donnell – The daily BA; Saving the world with Behavior Analysis! appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Sep 03 2018

1hr 23mins

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Rank #5: [Episode 100] Dr. Susan Friedman & Ryan Cartlidge - Off the perch

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* 2:40 – Susan explains that the “most positive least intrusive” language originated from the ethical and legal standards in the field of special education with children.

* 4:15 – Ryan and Susan discuss the widespread influence of podcasts and online learning opportunities as well as the responsibility that comes along with that influence.

* 9:19 – Susan talks about how a new wave of improved applications of the basic principles is helping practitioners to be even less intrusive with their learners.

* 13:54 – Susan describes Mary Hunter’s demonstration of the technique of using a two-link chain to build duration in a behavior. A video of this can be viewed at https://behaviorexplorer.com/videos/duration-behavior-chain/

* 16:03 - Ryan and Susan discuss Susan’s process of using the technique mentioned above to teach her pup Ray to bark once and then wait at the door to be let out.

* 18:53 - Susan explains the difference between identifying ABCs and developing a time log of events.

* 25:36 – Susan talks about the importance of good observation skills along with a commitment to improving the quality of life of our learners in developing good questions that can help us advance techniques to be less intrusive.

* 35:47 – Susan shares some thoughts regarding how to engage with others about issues we may not agree on.

Sep 02 2019

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Rank #6: Kathy Sdao - Anything you resist persists [Bright Spot Dog Training!]

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* 1:40 - Ryan introduces Kathy.

* 4:00 – Kathy shares where she first learned about positive reinforcement animal training and some of the first animals she trained.

* 22:22 – A couple of stories from Kathy about her time training dolphins.

* 19:38 – What Kathy is up to now and where you can find her at www.kathysdao.com.

* 22:57 – The difference between cues and commands and why this is important.

* 42:13 – Some potential phrases from non-violent communication to use in consultations.

* 47:31 – How Kathy deals with compassion fatigue or "attachment to outcome fatigue."

* 52:50 – Five tips listeners can use to move toward non-violent communication.

* 1:15 - Kathy discusses what she’d like to see happen in the next 5-10 years in the world of positive reinforcement animal training. About Kathy Sdao

Kathy is an applied animal behaviourist. She’s been a full-time animal trainer for thirty years, first with marine mammals and now with dogs and their people. At the University of Hawaii, she received a master’s degree as part of a research team which trained dolphins to solve complex cognitive puzzles. She then worked for the United States Navy to train dolphins for open-ocean tasks. Next, Kathy worked as a marine-mammal trainer at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma Washington. After leaving the zoo world, Kathy created Tacoma’s first dog day-care.

Since 1998, Kathy has owned Bright Spot Dog Training. Services include consulting with families about their challenging dogs and mentoring professional trainers who want to maximize the power of positive-reinforcement training. Kathy is proud to be an original faculty member for Karen Pryor’s ClickerExpos and has taught at thirty-eight of these popular conferences. Kathy has travelled extensively across the United States, Canada and Europe, and to Australia, Israel, Japan and Mexico. In 2012, she published her first book, Plenty in Life Is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace.

May 27 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #7: Ken Ramirez - Training animals for conservation; Chimpanzees, Elephants, Polar bears & more!

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Ken Ramirez Bio

Ken Ramirez is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Training Officer of Karen Pryor Clicker Training where he oversees the vision, development, and implementation of training education programs for the organization, including ClickerExpo, Karen Pryor Academy, and The Ranch. This allows Ken to help bring positive reinforcement training to all corners of the animal training world. Previously, Ken served as the Executive Vice-President of animal care and animal training at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, where he developed and supervised animal care and animal health programs, staff training and development as well as public presentation programs for a collection of more than 32,000 animals. He worked at Shedd Aquarium for over 25 years. A 40+ year veteran of animal care and training, Ramirez is a biologist and animal behaviorist who served nine years at Marineworld of Texas.  He also was a trainer and coordinator at Ocean Safari in South Padre Island, Texas, as well as acting as a consultant to many zoo and aquarium programs throughout the world.  He began his training career working with guide dogs for the visually impaired and has maintained a close affiliation to pet training throughout his career.  He hosted two successful seasons of the pet training television series Talk to the Animals that compared pet training to the important work done with training and caring for animals in zoological facilities.  He also works closely with several search and rescue dog organizations, service dog groups, as well as with bomb and narcotic dogs. Since 2005, Ken has brought his experience as a trainer of many cognitive projects with marine mammals and primates to the dog arena.  Most notable has been his work with modifier cues, adduction, matching to sample, mimicry, and counting. The latter two projects: teaching dogs to mimic or imitate other dogs, and to learn the concept of counting are in the process of being prepared for scientific publication.  Both of these projects have documented cognitive abilities in dogs that have not been previously well reported or understood. Ken has also pioneered groundbreaking conservation training projects with chimpanzees, polar bears, elephants, butterflies, and other animals. Conservation training applies behavior science in the field with free-ranging animals and uses remote training to facilitate learning to assist wildlife biologists in a wide range of projects. Ramirez has been active in several professional organizations, including the International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association (IMATA), of which he is a past president.  Ken has been actively involved in the creation of a certification process for animal trainers in zoological settings. Ramirez has written for numerous scientific publications and authored countless popular articles.  He authored the book ANIMAL TRAINING: Successful Animal Management through Positive Reinforcement, published in 1999 and Better Together: The Collected Wisdom of Modern Dog Trainers, published in 2017.  Ken taught a graduate course on animal training at Western Illinois University for 20 years and currently offers several online courses through the Karen Pryor Academy. In 2017 Ken moved to Washington state where he created a series of immersive hands-on training courses at The Ranch, the Karen Pryor National Training Center.

Feb 04 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #8: Steve White – ProActive K9; Get “curious” with your animal training.

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CLICK HERE for the podcast outline Steve White Bio In his 43rd year of a K9-centered law enforcement career, Steve White is the only person to have served as a handler, trainer, training-sergeant, and supervisor for the Seattle Police Canine Unit. Accredited as a Master Trainer in 1993 by the Washington State Police Canine Association, […] The post Steve White – ProActive K9; Get “curious” with your animal training. appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Oct 01 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #9: Chirag Patel- Domesticated Manners (The bucket game)

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CLICK HERE for the podcast outline Chirag Patel Bio Chirag entered the animal training field professionally in 2004 and has since become a leading figure in the profession internationally. He is highly sought after for consulting with private clients and organizations as well as running workshops for professionals internationally. Chirag consults on the behavior management […] The post Chirag Patel- Domesticated Manners (The bucket game) appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Jan 22 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #10: [Episode 97] Dr. Patricia McConnell - The human-animal relationship

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  • 1:40 – Introduction
  • 4:06 – Patricia’s behavior odyssey
  • 24:13 – A discussion on the human animal relationship
  • 52:57 - What the word “communication” means to Patricia
  • 58:25 – Patricia’s hopes for the animal training and behavior world in the next five to ten years
  • 1:03 – Find out more about Patricia and her work at www.patriciamcconnell.com

Jul 22 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #11: Grisha Stewart – Behaviour adjustment training 2.0…

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CLICK HERE for the podcast outline Grisha Stewart Bio Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA is an author, international speaker, and dog trainer who specializes in dog reactivity. She runs Empowered Animals, LLC, and the online Animal Building Blocks Academy from Deadwood, Oregon. She founded and ran Ahimsa Dog Training in Seattle for 13 years, earning many […] The post Grisha Stewart – Behaviour adjustment training 2.0… appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Aug 20 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #12: Jim Mackie – Animal Training and behavior officer, Zoological society of London.

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Jim Mackie Bio Jim was appointed The Zoological Society of London s (ZSL) s first Animal Training and Behaviour Officer in 2012 having previously demonstrated the value of trained behaviors to improve husbandry and welfare in the zoo s living collections. Jim s interest in animal behavior began when he trained his own raptors for educational demonstrations 25 years […] The post Jim Mackie – Animal Training and behavior officer, Zoological society of London. appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Mar 05 2018

48mins

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Rank #13: Jean Donaldson - Academy for dog trainers

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Jean is the founder and principal instructor of The Academy for Dog Trainers.  The Academy is celebrating its twentieth anniversary in 2019.  She is a four-time winner of The Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award.  In 2017, Jean was recruited to create Dog Training 101 for The Great Courses.

Born in Montreal, Canada, Jean founded the Montreal Flyball Association, and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement-based school, and counseling service in the province.  Her own dogs and dogs she has trained have earned numerous titles and wins in a variety of dog sports, including OTCh, TDX, HIT and FDCh.  While a student, she worked as an adoption counselor at the Montreal SPCA and later served on its Board of Directors.  Before founding The Academy, Jean did exclusively referral aggression cases for six years.  She lives in Oakland, California, with her dog, Brian, adopted in 2015.

Mar 04 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #14: Denise Fenzi – Fenzi dog sports academy; “Stay in the happy bucket”

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CLICK HERE for the podcast outline Denise Fenzi – Bio Denise has competed in a wide range of dog sports titling dogs in obedience, tracking, IPO, mondio ring, herding, conformation, and agility (AKC). She is best known for her flashy and precise obedience work and perfect scores in both IPO and mondio ring sport […] The post Denise Fenzi – Fenzi dog sports academy; “Stay in the happy bucket” appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Apr 30 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #15: Nick Benger; How to create Animal Training podcasts/content

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CLICK HERE for the podcast outline Nick Benger – Bio Nick Benger is a professional dog trainer that specializes in what he calls “engagement training” for pet dogs. He runs his business Bark Play Teach in his hometown of Bristol, England but is best known as the host of the Dog Talk with Nick Benger […] The post Nick Benger; How to create Animal Training podcasts/content appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Oct 15 2018

1hr 19mins

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Rank #16: Sam Turner – Proprioception “Too good, not to use for all the dogs…”

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CLICK HERE for the same Podcast outline. Sam Turner Bio Sam studied Ethology at the Agricultural University of Holland… where she received her Master s of Science (MSc) degree in 1998. From there she specialized in dog behavior and training. In 2006 she founded her own dog training facility Paws4Fun. Always wanting to continue learning and […] The post Sam Turner – Proprioception “Too good, not to use for all the dogs…” appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Apr 16 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #17: Ryan Tate – Lessons learned from a career of behavior management

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Podcast outline. 00:00 Introductions 02:45 Ryan Tells us about where her first started learning about and using positive reinforcement animal training. 08:27 Ryan shares a great story about what he learned from training storm the Australian Fur seal at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. 12:27 Ryan shares his thoughts on the importance of writing good […] The post Ryan Tate – Lessons learned from a career of behavior management appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Dec 17 2016

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Rank #18: Carrie Kish – Reptelligence; Ectotherm and snake training/enrichment

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CLICK HERE for the podcast outline Carrie Kish Bio Carrie Kish is an avid herpetologist, and animal trainer with a 15-year career in professional dog training, working primarily with dangerous dogs and dogs with fear and anxiety disorders. In 2012, while working for San Diego Zoo Global, Carrie founded Reptelligence with her co-worker and good […] The post Carrie Kish – Reptelligence; Ectotherm and snake training/enrichment appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Mar 19 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #19: Sarah Owings. “Embracing Brave Learning / Let’s Make Stimulus Control Sexy Again!”

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CLICK HERE for the podcast outline Sarah Owings Bio Sarah Owings is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. She specializes in the practical application of behavioral principles to help transform the lives of fearful, shut down, and over-the-top dogs. As the owner of Bridges Dog Training, an international speaker, and regular contributor to online […] The post Sarah Owings. “Embracing Brave Learning / Let’s Make Stimulus Control Sexy Again!” appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Aug 13 2018

1hr 22mins

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Rank #20: Hilda Tresz – Behavioural Enrichment and International Animal Welfare coordinator at Phoenix Zoo/Mentor for the Jane Goodall institute.

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HILDA TRESZ – Phoenix Zoo Hilda was born and raised in Budapest until 1989 when she moved to the United States. She began working as a Zoo keeper immediately after graduating from high school and over the last 28 years she has honed her skills as a caregiver, enrichment specialist, trainer, educator, and behavioral manager […] The post Hilda Tresz – Behavioural Enrichment and International Animal Welfare coordinator at Phoenix Zoo/Mentor for the Jane Goodall institute. appeared first on Animal Training Academy.

Jan 24 2017

51mins

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