Punishment is Dangerous

Last week I spoke about punishment as a training aid, and denounced the way some people say you should never punish when training. But it’s very important to recognise that punishment is very dangerous and should be used sparingly. I really wanted to put this in the last week’s post, Read more…

Punishment is Good

Before we start, I’d like to remind you that the opinions expressed in this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my colleagues. With that out of the way – I think punishment gets a bad rap. Wait, wait, it’s not what you think! We’re not Read more…

Statistics Continued

Interestingly enough after last week’s post there is a brilliant article in the BBC magazine about doctors and their understanding of statistics. Gerd Gigerenzer is one of those names in statistics I trust. His discussion of risk is fascinating. Take the example mentioned in the article: As a doctor, you Read more…

Elephants Who Marry Mice

Don’t you just hate when you’re forced to face up to the fact you’re not as virtuous as you think you are? One of the courses I’m currently writing for the International Fund for Animal Welfare came back to me with some corrections. My reviewer had changed the following sentence, Read more…

Safer Food

For the next two days I will be helping out at this training session for better training for safer poultry food. Looks like a very interesting session and I look forward to telling you all about it

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