Chapter 3: Communication
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Don’t Shoot the Dog! Rev. ed. Karen Pryor. 1999. New York: Bantam Books.

Why Porpoise Trainers Are Not Dolphin Lovers: Real and false
communication in the operant setting.
” Karen Pryor. 1981. Annals of the New York Academy of Science 304:137-43.

Non-acoustic Communication in Small Cetaceans: Glance, Touch, Position, Gesture, and Bubbles.” Karen Pryor. 1991. In Sensory Abilities of Cetaceans, ed. J. A. Thomas and R.A. Kastelein. New York: Plenum Press.

Orchestra Conductors Would Make Good Porpoise Trainers.” Karen Pryor. 1976. Psychology Today, November. Cues and stimulus control in a human setting.

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Video: Happy Ferret Dance (The lightbulb moment)
Video: Blue Bowl (German Shepherd learns a new cue)
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