I have just registered for the full 12 week course on Operant Conditioning Behaviour Analysis through Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. I was a "tester" for the first four weeks of this course last Spring.
Now the university (department of agriculture) is launching the full twelve week course and despite the fact that I am SO BUSY for the next few months, I have decided to enroll. The fact that I am offered a 40% discount helps too!
I'm not sure yet how many students there will be but what I do know is that there are two horses, a donkey, a moose and a river otter (plus a number of dogs) who will be trained! I think it will be fascinating to participate in the positive reinforcement training of these animals!
We have to choose one animal to train for the duration of the course. I am leaning towards Rose and thinking that if I have time, I can teach the others what she is learning.
Rose will benefit from some undivided attention. She is the sweetest animal I have ever known. Although she was once trained to drive and shown in halter classes, I find she is now somewhat reserved. It could be that she is taking awhile to settle in to a new environment and no surprise as she has been moved about (I am her 5th owner.)
The course starts on April 4th and I hope to have time to post notes about what we are learning.