Mary Hunter Bio
Mary Hunter earned an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Chicago and a master’s degree in behavior analysis from the University of North Texas.
She runs her own animal training business, working mainly with horses and dogs and also serves as president of The Art and Science of Animal Training, a Texas-based non-profit that provides educational programs for professional animal trainers. In addition, Mary teaches classes in the behavior analysis department at the University of North Texas as an adjunct instructor.
Mary’s research interests include studying the process of shaping and developing better methods for teaching both people and animals. She and Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz have recently published their first book, PORTL: Your Portable Operant Research and Teaching Lab.
About the class:
In this class, Mary will share a little bit in general about building duration and then talk about using behaviour chains to build duration using a PORTL example. After this there will be a live Demo with ATA member Gabriella Boijsen & her wife/training partner followed by an animal training example.