Questioning Common Training Ideas & Practices

Take a new look at common ideas and practices in behavior and training with Chirag Patel. There are many things that we do because they are popular or sound like common sense, but what does the “science sense” say about them? Topics discussed in this Session include teaching quiet, impulse control, frustration-tolerance exercises, classical conditioning, and puppy-play biting.

Chirag Patel

Chirag runs Domesticated Manners in London, UK. He consults on the ethical and science-based practice of behavior management and training for animals housed in domestic, zoo, and laboratory environments. Chirag also conducts workshops for professionals internationally and was a behavior consultant on the BBC 1 television show Nightmare Pets SOS.

Chirag earned his BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Sciences from the Royal Veterinary College in London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Animal Behavior from the University of Lincoln, UK. He is also a certified parrot behavior consultant (CPBC) with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Currently, Chirag is studying for a MSc in Applied Behavior Analysis.