Primary VS Secondary Reinforcers

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Measuring The Reinforcement Value of Reinforcement [Warning: This post is more advanced than most of the content on this website. Don’t feel bad if you don’t understand everything. People who have read my ebook or worked in the animal training field will have an easier time comprehending and discussing this topic.] Recently I came across a paper I wrote when […]

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Light Up The Night at SeaWorld

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SeaWorld’s New Show! I asked my dear friend/former co-worker/SeaWorld killer whale trainer, Shanen Cox, to share her insight and experience working on SeaWorld’ newest show, Shamu Celebration: Light Up The Night! Shanen is a killer – killer whale trainer (<— see what I did there?) at SeaWorld San Diego. You may remember her from my eBook, Wear a Wetsuit at […]

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SeaWorld’s History

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Hi everyone! One of the marinemammaltrainer.com community members asked to write a piece about SeaWorld’s history. Below you will learn about how SeaWorld got its start and some of the great things SeaWorld has accomplished! If you are interested in submitting content for the website, you can message me here! Take it away, Kaylin! SeaWorld’s History By: Kaylin Williams Hello […]

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How to Get Scuba Certified!

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Getting SCUBA Certified! Hi everyone! Recently, I asked one of the MarineMammalTrainer.com community members to share her experience getting SCUBA certified. As I have mentioned many times, getting your SCUBA certification is a must if you want to work with marine mammals. Most, if not all, marine facilities require this certification. Congratulations, Alyssa! And thank you for such great insight […]

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The Truth Behind Blackfish

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Former Killer Whale Trainer Says “Blackfish is a lie”   Blackfish **It is highly recommended that you watch the video in addition to reading this article.** The sensationalism of Blackfish has created a major divide. There are those who believe killer whales at SeaWorld are mistreated and should be sent into the ocean, and those who know that all animals […]

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