The 5th annual
Art and Science of Animal Training Conference
Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
University of North Texas
9:00am – 6:30pm
Keynote Speaker: Susan Schneider
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.