I spent that last two weeks in the company of some amazing minds and practitioners when it comes to animal training and the science that guides it. It is a humbling experience. One that I appreciate. It is a good reminder that no matter how many years of experience one may have, there is always […]
Click this link http://abc7news.com/1140420/ to see a short video clip featuring some examples of a zebra shark target training and allowing tactile, a sting ray netting procedure and vet exam, monitor lizard training for tactile and nail dremmeling and training penguins to stand on a scale during a public presentation.
Although this clip features a domestic cat the same principles can be applied to exotic animals as well. Medicating an animal fortunately can be as simple as hiding it in food. But some animals do learn to eat around the medication, not to trust certain food items, or end up being coerced into taking medications. […]
This clips features some very nice close ups of the sleeve design used for blood draw, injection and blood pressure cuff training for the sloth bear at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Close ups start at about :40 into the clip and continue to almost the end of the segment.
This clips gives more of an overview of the work done with Tiki at the Oakland Zoo. For more specific details contact Amy Phelps directly or get involved with the Giraffe Training and Enrichment chat group on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/183831431787028/
Click on the image of the alligator to watch a great example of the use of training to facilitate overall health checks and desensitize animals to touch to reduce stress for medical care. As the curator points out both staff members and animals are better prepared for interactions in a non stressful way, having gradually […]
Fluency Assessment Chart Fluency is a concept generally understood by most. In behavior terms it is currently defined as the fluid combination of accuracy and speed that characterizes competent performance, in other words doing the right thing without hesitation. However doing the right thing in real life application can involve many different measures. The following...
What You Will Learn: Despite how much one knows about learning theory, the real test of animal training skills happens during practical application. When it comes to parrot training, details really make a difference. Learn what makes a good parrot trainer become great trainer when it comes to practical application. Access: Log into...
What You Will Learn: Learn how to train your parrot to accept oral medications, be comfortable wrapped in a towel, and participate in preventative care. Discover techniques to introduce new objects (such as medical instruments) without creating fear responses. Learn which behaviors to prioritize to reduce stress for health care of your bird and how to...