Zen and the Art of Building Trust

Zen and the Art of Building Trust

My trips to Maymont have a purpose other than to make Super Daughter insanely jealous because I got to help train an otter: I’m getting expert guidance on how to work with Zen. Training her based on negative reinforcement—do what I want and I’ll go...
Secondary Reinforcer For The Win

Secondary Reinforcer For The Win

The standard reward for an animal who successfully follows a command is generally a treat because, as the they say in the training biz, animals are “food oriented.” The problem with giving crows a treat is that they decide it must be cached, thereby losing...