The 5th annual

Art and Science of Animal Training Conference

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
9:00am – 6:30pm



Keynote Speaker:

The science of consequences: What we share with animals and why it matters

One of the themes of my book, The Science of Consequences, is the number of common behavior principles that exist across species. Animal trainers are well aware of many of these similarities and have helped expand our knowledge of them. This talk will survey the current status of a variety of these shared features, such as unusual consequences, biological bases, “instinct”-operant interactions, enrichment, choice, learning through observing, and communication. An “interacting systems” approach will be taken. Exploring the full range of what we share offers mutual benefits for animal trainers and for science.


2013 Art and Science of Animal Training Conference Program