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Thoughts for Behaviour: Species and individuals who prefer to flee… Where do you start?

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Species and individuals who prefer to flee… Where do you start? You know this one animal, or these species who are extremely afraid of humans? In the marine mammal world, we do have these individuals who are more sensitive than … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: An upgrade in history…

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An upgrade in history… Operant and classical conditioning is not new as we know. The foot steps have been made a long time ago by for example Sir I.Pavlov and Sir B.F. Skinner. Skinner discovered how you can connect behaviours … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: Curiosity in Terrestrial Animals

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Curiosity in Terrestrial Animals Over the last few months, I’ve been writing a lot about motivation connected to marine mammals. Now, I’ve been introduced to a new position at Kolmårdens Djurpark where I’m able to rediscover this motivation and training … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: The moment you say, “Yes!”

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The moment you say, “Yes!” Within the positive reinforcement training strategies, there are plenty of different styles that trainers use to best utilize these training methods.  The beautiful thing is that everything fits in this box, but one is definitely … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: Inventive Methods of Reinforcement

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Inventive Methods of Reinforcement We will never know exactly what an animal is thinking, but there is beauty in all that we can discover. If we open our minds, we can really see what is possible. We are all inventors … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: The Three E’s

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The Three E’s Through my time training animals, I’ve always found it very interesting how our energy can reflect to our animals. Using our energy with a variety of animals and observing their responses is an interesting way to keep … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: Discussing Motivation

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Discussing Motivation We all have moments where we want to learn something new, but where does our desire to learn come from? It’s certainly true that we retain more knowledge when learning about a subject that interests us in a … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: Examining the Conscious Choices of Animals

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Examining the Conscious Choices of Animals We have to make many choices in our lives.  Some are simple, while others are complicated.  Every day, we make thousands of choices that effect our days, weeks, and our entire lives. Are these … Read More

What is there to do now..?

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I always find it very interesting to see what people do to make them do what they do. I mean there have to be a reason that reinforce them to do what they do. Some people are amazing at keeping themselves busy with many things. … Read More

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