Let’s Talk about Sex!…..and Animal Training

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Episode - 10 ​January 2020

Host: Barbara Heidenreich

What does sex have to do with animal training? Sometimes, everything! Animals with reproductive hormones in overdrive can present challenges with motivation for participation in training sessions. They can also present undesired behaviors such as territorial aggression. Some will direct sexual and/or courtship behaviors towards humans. I’ve got some great examples of ways you can get past motivation issues with a wide variety of species as well as address behavior challenges. I also discuss how you use training to facilitate breeding success. Elephants, rhinos, big cats, great apes, parrots, guinea pigs, dogs, horses…..I cover a lot of ground in this one. Let’s talk about sex, baby!

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