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Ethology

50 Points

This badge signifies the completion of the course Ethology in Animal Training

This course covers the following:

  • Ethology refers to the study of behavior under natural conditions (I like to use the words natural history of the species)
  • We can look to ethology to help us understand some of the behavior animals present
  • Which can be helpful for behavior ideas for educational programming
  • It can also help identify reinforcers, ways to arrange the environment to get desired responses, and help trainers understand what might be needed to create a more relaxed and comfortable animal likely to respond. (More cover, buddies, darkness, etc.)
  • It is almost impossible to be a good trainer without knowing your animal, this includes the ethology. Therefore, most professionals recommend spending time with animals if you want to become an exotic animal trainer.

This course takes 1 hour to complete.

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