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Awareness of Control As A Primary Reinforcer

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Awareness of Control As A Primary Reinforcer Abstract When our training does not go according to plan, we problem solve which includes looking at how we have used the reinforcers and schedules of reinforcement that we have consciously chosen. When … Read More

Thought for Behaviour: Putting Problem Solving in Perspective…

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Problem Solving, its sometimes easier than you think. One of the last courses I give in our training program for the trainers is about problem solving. Its an important task for the trainer to see particular problems and how we … Read More

The Use Of Operant Conditioning In 3 Australian Pelicans (Pelecanus Conspicillatus)

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The Use Of Operant Conditioning In 3 Australian Pelicans (Pelecanus Conspicillatus) Abstract Since 2012 Zoomarine Italy hosts three Australian Pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus). The Zoomarine training program allows the cooperation between animals, trainers and veterinarians ensuring high standard of animal welfare. … Read More

Guest Speaker: Julie Scardina – Racing Against Time, The Role Trainers Have Today.

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Julie Scardina – Racing Against Time, The Role Trainers Have Today. I met Julie Scardina personally this year at the IMATA conference and I asked her what her vision is on our current situations. After a while I discovered that … Read More

How Can You Shape Motivation

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Shaping Motivation with Schedules Motivation is one of the main topics I’m very interesting in. I look at people on the streets and wonder what people think. What is there motivation the way they live their life? I had this … Read More

Effective Management of a Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) with Hearing Impairment.

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Effective Management of a Killer Whale (Orcinus orca) with Hearing Impairment. This Presentation won the Peoples Choice and the 2nd in behavioural at the 41st IMATA conference in Las Vegas 2013. Abstract In 2010, Morgan, a young female killer whale (Orcinus orca), … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: When Aggression Becomes a Problem…

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When Aggression Becomes a Problem… Animals come in many shapes and sizes. From big African Elephants to the beautiful red squirrels who roam in the forest of Europe. Every animal has its stress levels and so do we humans now … Read More

Acoustic enrichment for dolphins in human care at Kolmarden Wildlife Park. Moving Water Hose.

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Acoustic enrichment for dolphins in human care at Kolmarden Wildlife Park. “Moving Water Hose” Dolphins are perfectly fit for an aquatic life after 50 million years of evolution. An important success factor is the development of sonar, which allows dolphins … Read More

Acoustic enrichment for dolphins in human care at Kolmarden Wildlife Park. Coral Sand.

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Acoustic enrichment for dolphins in human care at Kolmarden Wildlife Park. “Coral Sand” Dolphins are perfectly fit for an aquatic life after 50 million years of evolution. An important success factor is the development of sonar, which allows dolphins to … Read More

Thoughts for Behaviour: Save the World with Animal Training!

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Save the World with Animal Training! Ok, I want to point out that im a dreamer. A day dreamer I have to say and I recognize that with myself and sometimes in others. I remember when I was in school … Read More

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