Learn more about the key figures, how they contributed to the film, and how operant conditioning can make your life better.
B. F. Skinner
Discovered operant conditioning
Keller Breland & Marian Breland Bailey
Students and research assistants of B.F. Skinner; the first to use operant conditioning technology for commercial purposes; established Animal Behavior Enterprises, the first science-based animal training company, in 1947.
Dr. Julie S. Vargas
Daughter of B.F. Skinner, founder of the B.F. Skinner Foundation, teacher, and behavior analyst.
Robert E. Bailey, ScD
First director of training for the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Training Program, vice president and general manager of Animal Behavior Enterprises, scientist, inventor, trainer of thousands of animals of multiple species, and teacher of those who want to be better trainers.
Police officer, speaker, innovator, animal trainer and behaviorist.
Dog trainer, canine sports instructor and competitor.
Horse trainer, speaker, teacher, and author.
Dog trainer and teacher.
Teacher, horsewoman, and animal trainer.