Chapter 5: Creativity
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A Guide Horse for Ann. Rosanna Hursey; photos by Neil Soderstrom. 2005. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mill Press.

The creative porpoise: Training for novel behavior.” Karen Pryor, Richard Haag, and Joseph O’Reilly. 1969. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 12:653.

Parents and Innate Behavior. Chapter Six from Nursing Your Baby, Updated for the '90s.” Karen Pryor. 1963. New York: Harper and Row. Rev. ed. Karen Pryor and Gale Pryor. 2007. New York: Harper-Collins.

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Photos: Peg Plays Box Game

Video: Creative Porpoise Experiment
Video: Gorilla Game
Video: Panda the Guide Horse in Action

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Clicker Training For Horses

Peggy the shipperke playing the box game

“Pryor strikingly demonstrates how ethological expertise—knowledge of a subject’s basic biology and behavior—is a prerequisite for success in animal training. Her knowledge of the differing capacities of various species, of their instinctual and sensory processes and their malleability, of how this information can be exploited in relationship to humans, are underlying factors that most other books on the subject ignore.”

Irene Pepperberg
author of Alex and Me