For this post, I take you to a recent entry on one of the blogs in my Links page: Mary Hunter's at stalecheerios.com. Mary covers positive reinforcement training, and she helped advise an artist on the development of a poster featuring "twelve great examples of wild animals who have been trained to do extraordinary tasks without any use of force or punishment." The first one certainly grabbed my attention: training a whale to pee in a cup. Way cool! Some feats are covered in my own chapter on animal applications, such as birds that spy and animals that willingly weigh themselves on scales, or allow blood samples to be taken. Here's the link. It's a great poster! (Note: I have no connection with the artist.) Don't miss the fish that plays soccer.