Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series from the Center for Animals and Public Policy
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Speaker: Karen Pryor Founder, Karen Pryor Clicker Training, Waltham, MA Graduate Mentor, Animal Behavior, Hunter College, NY Medical Student Training Consultant, Montefiore Hospital, NY
View recorded seminar here:
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