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Animal training : successful animal management through positive reinforcement

Author: Ken Ramirez; John G. Shedd Aquarium.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Shedd Aquarium, ©1999.
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Animal training.
Chicago, IL : Shedd Aquarium, ©1999
(OCoLC)707943909
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Ramirez; John G. Shedd Aquarium.
ISBN: 0961107499 9780961107499
OCLC Number: 45076489
Notes: Articles reprinted from various sources.
Description: xiv, 578 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Ch 1: Introduction --
Using this manual --
History of animal training --
What is training? --
How we train (a simplified version) --
Featured articles --
Ch 2: Knowing the animal --
Understanding the species --
Specific animal history & behavior --
Proper diet & nutrition --
The environment --
Record keeping --
Developing trust through interaction --
Featured articles --
Ch 3: The human element --
Intelligence --
Anthropomorphism (A trainer's biggest stumbling block) --
Compassion & Emotion --
Featured articles --
Ch 4: Basic operant conditioning --
Getting used to the lingo --
Operant vs. classical conditioning --
Positive reinforcement --
Bridging stimulus --
Shaping --
Shaping techniques --
Stimulus control --
Superstitious behavior --
Dealing with incorrect responses --
Have a training plan --
Summary --
Featured articles --
Ch 5: Non-formal interactions --
Formal training --
Technique vs. instinct --
Developing a relationship --
Animal observations: ethograms --
Featured articles --
Ch 6: Husbandry training (A training program's first steps) --
Cooperative behavior --
Desensitization --
What is husbandry training? --
General body exams --
Blood sampling --
Working around the mouth & head --
Removal from their environment --
Summary --
other husbandry behaviors --
Featured articles --
Ch 7: Social animals (Working with more than one) --
One-on-one training --
Dealing with changing social situations --
Gating & separation training --
What if separation is not possible? --
Group training --
Introducing new animals to the group --
Featured articles --
Ch 8: Variety --
The spice of life --
Session structure --
Session type --
Enriching the environment --
Consistency --
Featured articles --
Ch 9: Advanced techniques & concepts --
What is an advanced concept? --
Easy as 1, 2, 3 --
Cautions about use of advanced concepts --
Black & white: where's the gray? --
Secondary reinforcers --
Punishment, negative reinforcers, & aversive stimuli --
Schedules of reinforcement --
Recall, delta, and "no" --
Chained behaviors --
"Continue" signal --
Combination behaviors --
End of session signal --
Other advanced concepts --
Featured articles --
Ch 10: Aggression --
A natural phenomenon --
Dealing with aggression operantly --
Operant principles --
Turner's rules on dealing with aggression --
When to intercede --
Putting aggression on cue --
Featured articles --
Ch 11: Problem solving --
Planning --
Determining the cause --
Implementing the plan --
Untraining undesirable behavior (Pryor's Eight Methods) --
Complex problems --
Featured articles --
Ch 12: Complex training & modern applications --
Putting all the theory together --
Interactive programs --
Protected contact training --
Other zoo applications --
Research training --
Training pets & other domestic animals --
Featured articles --
Ch 13: The professional trainer (Resources & getting a job) --
Knowledge + practice = experience --
Working in the field --
Professional zoological organizations --
Featured articles --
Ch 14: Glossary.
Responsibility: [compiled] by Ken Ramirez.

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