Animal Training 101 is a comprehensive 3 part series.  Communication is the first installment of the series and covers in-depth techniques associated with explaining to animals how to do behavior.  This bundle includes the last 4 out of 7 video lectures in Communication 101, explaining the 6 basic operant techniques of behavior modification. Lecture 4:  The six basic operant techniques: Free shaping (scan/capture), Lecture 5: The six basic operant techniques: Mimicry and baiting, Lecture 6: The six basic operant techniques: Manipulation and negative reinforcement, and Lecture 7:  The six basic operant techniques: Targeting and closing thoughts.

  • Videos of all concepts help illustrate the conceprts and techniques. Examples cover dozens of species including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, and numerous exotic species including marine animals, parrots,  primates, big cats and more!

**The Communication 101 lectures were designed to be taken in order. Although it is recommended to watch the full course in order, people with training background or who have read the book Animal Training 101 may be interested in this bundle. Subscription is good for one year (yearly renewal available for small fee).

Certifications are also available. Participants can opt to earn a certificate following the completion of the full course and passing a final exam.  Additional Advanced Certification available for dogs, horses, exotic, and domestic animal specializations through training accomplishment videos for animal type.

About Dr. Zeligs:


Dr. Jenifer A. Zeligs

Dr. Jenifer Zeligs, world famous animal trainer and author of Animal Training 101: The complete and practical guide to the art and science of behavior modification, offers her unique and inspiring insight into the world of animal behavior modification with this one-of-a-kind lecture series.  Dr. Zeligs has been training animals of all types; domestic and exotic, terrestrial and aquatic, for over 35 years, and teaching animal training at California State University for over 15 years to students from all over the world. Her award-winning teaching is now available to a wider audience through this on-line class experience.

Course Curriculum

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  2. 2
    • Lecture 4 Overview

    • Lecture 4: The 6 Basic Operant Techniques (Part A) - Free Shaping (scan and capture)

    • Lecture 4: The 6 Basic Operant Techniques (Part B) - Free Shaping

    • Lecture 5 Overview

    • Lecture 5: The 6 Basic Operant Techniques (Part A) - Mimicry

    • Lecture 5: The 6 Basic Operant Techniques (Part B) - Baiting

    • Lecture 6 Overview

    • Lecture 6: The 6 Basic Operant Techniques (Part A) - Negative Reinforcement

    • Lecture 6: The 6 Basic Operant Techniques (Part B) - Manipulation

    • Lecture 7 Overview

    • Lecture 7: The 6 Basic Operant Techniques (Part A) - Targeting

    • Lecture 7: The 6 Basic Operant Techniques (Part B) - Targeting and Review

    • transformtive learning theory worksheet

    • Behavior Decisions Hierarchy

    • Inspirational sea lion story

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