Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:17:24 +0000
Happy fall—a time for change and new ventures
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:15:40 +0000
From about age nine through thirteen I collected and studied butterflies. My interest was intense; I might well have grown up to be an entomologist.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:04:06 +0000
Publish: the process and the peers
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:31:40 +0000
From June 20-22, 2014, I went to a new kind of dog conference held here in New England: SPARCS 2014.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:18:25 +0000
What’s your escape?
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:53:41 +0000
I can hardly wait! Let me tell you a bit about what to expect:
Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:00:33 +0000
This year’s January ClickerExpo will take place in southern California (Long Beach) aboard the (docked) art-deco luxury li
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:17:58 +0000
As the holiday season approaches and the calendar year ends, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:57:26 +0000
Years ago Kay Laurence was visiting Boston and staying at my apartment. Kay and I both like a cup of tea in the morning. I boiled water in an old stainless steel Revere Ware kettle I inherited from my stepmother about a million years ago. Kay made me a present of an electric teakettle. The electric teakettle looked a lot like my old stainless steel teakettle and was the same size, but it had a built-in plastic base that plugged into the wall. It boiled much faster and was a whole lot easier to clean. I threw the ancient Revere Ware kettle away.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:59:47 +0000
One time at a conference I shared a breakfast table with a woman who was an executive in an oil company. Finding out what I do for a living, she expressed a firm belief in reinforcement, and told me the following story.
She had a mean boss. He was brutal: blaming, finding fault, belittling, angry. Everyone was alarmed to see him come into their office and glad to see him go, including the woman who was telling me the story.
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 11:29:55 +0000
Going to the vet—the topic came up on the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Alumni list recently. When do you know the dog or cat is sick enough to be taken to the vet?
Someone's puppy was throwing up quite a lot, and there was some kind of foreign material in the vomit. The puppy was playful and seemed normal in every way, but still. Then the owner remembered that the puppy had eaten part of a rubber slipper. The consensus from the list was to take the puppy to the vet.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:16:49 +0000
For some years now I've been following the work of Robin Baird, PhD, who with colleagues and students has been tracking, tagging, photographing, and counting whales and dolphins around Hawaii for decades. His group, the Cascadia Research Collective, has identified eighteen different species, many of them local residents, and hundreds of individuals. Wow! In my years as head trainer at Sea Life Park in Hawaii we had individuals of thirteen of those species in our tanks. What I wouldn't give to see these rare animals out in the ocean for myself.
Tue, 14 Feb 2012 17:07:27 +0000
Far, far away
It's cold. It's winter. It's boring.
Let's travel, at least in our minds. Let me introduce you to my long-time pen pal, Shanlung, probably one of the best bird clicker trainers on the planet.
Tue, 13 Dec 2011 16:15:48 +0000
Are you a TAGteacher? Add some clicker savvy to your tool kit.
Are you a clicker trainer? Add TAGteach know-how to your dealings with people.