IMATA Action Alert

Please read this latest announcement from Billy Hurley, the Executive Director of the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association and TAKE ACTION! Details below… The last few days have brought good news! The “Cetacean Breeding Ban” that had been enacted by a ministerial decree in France a year ago, was stricken from the law. Likewise, in Florida, the “Orca Breeding Ban […]

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What is Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior (DRO)?

differential reinforcement of other behavior

Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior Differential Reinforcement of Other behavior (DRO) is a positive reinforcement training technique used to decrease an undesirable behavior. It is one of the more “complicated” training concepts we’ve discussed on this website. I put “complicated” in quotes, because animal training is not complicated. 😉 Before you dive in to DRO, make sure you understand the […]

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Dr. Grey Stafford: The Last Generation of Killer Whales at SeaWorld

Dr. Grey Stafford

Last week, we discussed advancements in animal training with Dr. Grey Stafford. In this interview, I asked Dr. Stafford about SeaWorld’s decision to end the Orca breeding program. You may remember when I gave you my thoughts when I first heard that Governor Brown signed a bill into law that would ban Orca breeding in California and make killer whale […]

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