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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How To Become a Zoo Keeper


I “met” Blaine through LinkedIn and loved the articles he was creating. I asked him to share his knowledge with all of you! This is a must-read article for aspiring trainers! Yes, it is not directly about how to become a marine mammal trainer – but it does give you valuable insight on the process of entering the competitive field of […]

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What To Expect at SeaWorld’s Career Camp


SeaWorld’s Camp for Aspiring Marine Animal Trainers More than a year ago, I received an e-mail form Elijah Ozbat, an aspiring marine animal trainer, who discussed his time at SeaWorld’s Camp! With his permission, I have included this e-mail with pictures. If you are considering attending one of SeaWorld’s camps, read about Elijah’s experience below! You can also read Elijah’s […]

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