Animal Matter Series
Marker-Based Training: An Evolving Technology You Can Use Now
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series from the Center for Animals and Public Policy
Speaker: Karen Pryor
Founder, Karen Pryor Clicker Training, Waltham, MA
Graduate Mentor, Animal Behavior, Hunter College, NY
Medical Student Training Consultant, Montefiore Hospital, NY
Modern training, based on selected findings of the behavioral sciences, has been evolving continuously since the 1960’s. The growth has happened without significant representation in the technical literature, and mainly in the current transformations in the animal training world. Pryor will give us an overview of some recent achievements in marker-based training with potential value to those who work with animals, including incorporating ethology and teaching voluntary husbandry behaviors. She will discuss new applications and uses for marker-based trained dogs, ranging from wildlife conservation to epilepsy protection, as well as advanced techniques such as teaching animals and people to be innovative on cue; using an event-marker to improve research results; and developing crucial skills in medical students.
Made possible by the generous support of: Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund
MS in Animals and Public Policy
The MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) is an intensive, 12-to-16-month graduate degree program that focuses on human-animal relationships and their implications for policy and community action.
Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy (CAPP) is to conduct and encourage scholarly evaluation and understanding of the complex societal issues and public policy dimensions of the changing role and impact of animals in society. Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.