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Chest and Helen two rescued cetaceans at the Vancouver Aquarium

The Canadian Government has failed whales, dolphins and the Vancouver Aquarium

The most prominent animal rights organizations posted celebratory articles when Vancouver’s Park Board destroyed the Aquarium’s cetacean program. Not one of them...

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Trainer Talk: An upgrade in history…

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....

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Trainer Talk: Curiosity in Terrestrial Animals

Kolmårdens Djurpark From fins and flippers to tails, fur, and claws…. Over the last few months, I’ve been writing a lot about motivation connected to marine...

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Trainer Talk: The Meaning of “Yes”

The moment you say, “Yes!” Within the positive reinforcement training strategies, there are plenty of different styles that trainers use to best utilize...

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Trainer Talk – 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...

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Trainer Talk: 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...

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Trainer Talk: Peter Discusses 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...

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Trainer Talk with Peter – 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...

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Trainer Talk With Peter – What is there to do now..?

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...