The Animal Behavior Center, LLC is an educational training center located in NW Ohio for all people interested in animals and increasing their relationships and quality of care through positive reinforcement interaction. We promote and focus on force free training and interaction with animals not only through positive reinforcement training, but understandable approaches and applications in behavior analysis.
I'm getting ready to discuss one of the most common reasons why undesired behaviors continue to exist. Yes, this even happens with some of the animals I train and consult with in changing behavior. Ready? Intermittent Schedules of Reinforcement. "So what does that...read more
One of the first things I will train any animal, whether I have met the animal before or not, is to touch a target. Target training is when you teach an animal to touch a predetermined body part to a particular object. For example, teaching a dog to sit is training it...read more
Happy New Year Everyone! Let's start it off with a resolution to increase the quality of enrichment that we offer our animals. What is enrichment? Enrichment is arousal of the senses for animals. There are many forms such as things they can hear, smell, taste, touch...read more
I made this important message very easy for you to watch vs reading during this busy time of year. Click the recording below to watch the top 5 tips to prevent behavior problems with our animals over the holiday weekend. Pass on these important messages by forwarding...read more
This photo means so much to me. As many of you know, this bird means the world to me and I almost lost him in an accident. This is Rico, our eleven year old Umbrella cockatoo. The bond him and myself was strong before his accident in August of 2014, but what we went...read more
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As a future veterinary behaviorist, I aspire to reach Lara's level of finesse, expertise, and thoughtfulness in every aspect of animal training and husbandry. She is truly in it for the animals."