David and the Dolphins

David and a dolphin
In 2000 I visited the Sea Life Park on Oahu. There I learned that the correct way to train dolphins is to ignore bad behavior and reward good behavior. Yes, pretend the bad behavior doesn't even happen. All carrot, no stick! No attention to bad behavior extinguishes it effectively; the dolphins love attention and will shape their behavior accordingly. The more I learn about the universe (thank you, Rev. Maureene), the more I realize everything--the universe itself--responds well to dolphin training.

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