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Oklahoma State University Scientist Pioneers Groundbreaking Dolphin Field-of-Vision Study at Dolphin Quest Bermuda

Sandys, Bermuda – (June 17, 2019) – Dr. Jason Bruck, a dolphin researcher from Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Department of Integrative Biology began a groundbreaking new study last month at Dolphin Quest Bermuda with his team of scientists to measure the bottlenose dolphin’s field of vision. The results from this study serve two important initial…

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July 16, 2019

Animal Trainer Career Workshop

Resume Review & Interview Skills Let us help you land a dream job in the animal training field by enhancing your resume writing and interview skills. Review your resume with animal training experts Receive valuable interview skills directly from professionals in the field Rehearse your new skills in an intimate interactive group setting Take advantage…

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June 23, 2015

Top 5 Tips for Breaking into the Marine Mammal Training Field

By Danielle, Animal Trainer “You are so lucky, you play with dolphins all day!” “You have my dream job!”  These are statements that marine mammal trainers hear on a daily basis. It’s true. We have the privilege of truly amazing, and rewarding careers, which we work hard at, and pursue passionately. That said, we worked…

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January 28, 2015

The Wait & Go Training Game

Dolphin Quest Oahu (DQO) presented a new training concept, Wait & Go, at the prestigious International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association conference in 2013. The Wait & Go game involves a series of three hand signals. The first signal cues the start of the game and asks the dolphin to wait for additional information. The trainer then gives a second hand signal for a previously trained behavior, such as a pectoral flipper wave. The dolphin doesn’t move, and continues to wait until he sees the third signal, which means go and perform the behavior. While learning the “rules” of the game, the wait proved more challenging for the dolphins. They know more than 100 hand signals and for years have performed a behavior immediately after seeing its signal. Trainers made sure to reward the dolphins for waiting as well as going,…

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March 27, 2014