I’ve been working really hard on my never-ending Catio project over the last wee while and thought an update was long overdue, as the last one was in May >>> bit.ly/Cat_blog1 (& video from FaceBook here … http://bit.ly/Finally_lol)
One of the BIG projects has been building ‘the first’ of the new outdoor climbing structures which is now fully painted and complete with fake grass (see below)!
As we move into Summer in New Zealand we really want to use our beautiful front balcony as it gets all of the afternoon sun. Consequently the idea of Catio Version 2.0 was born!
I brainstormed a lot about how to do Version 2.0 and decided for a modified approach. What I have come up with is assembling panels beforehand and then fitting them all together like a giant Catio jigsaw puzzle! See my first test panel below.
More cat net arrived this week and the posts for an experimental larger sized frame are all cut to size and painted – ready to be pieced together (will update again soon).
Aside from playing carpenter, we have been SUPER busy with content creation for ATA! Below are 15 of our most recent pieces of content. You can find everything from Monitor Lizards, Dogs, Parrots, horses & more – as well as offerings from amazing content contributors like Dr. Susan Friedman, Sarah Owings, Peggy Hogan, Patricia McConnell and the list goes on and on…
Have you been keeping up with the Blog posts?
- My animal is not food motivated – AT ALL! (your 9-point motivational checklist)
- Does your animal training flow(chart)?
- Nice hat. Ugly face. Nice top – 2 essential skills for animal trainers (giving/receiving feedback & Self evaluation)
- Do you lie down when you train? If not – you totally should! (Scent work training with Fibi-dog #2).
- Training a Lace Monitor Lizard at Moonlit Sanctuary, Melbourne Australia – A video case study. By ATA member, Hannah Wiggs.
Here’s what’s been happening with the ATA podcast show;
- (Episode 101] Veronica Boutelle – 8 Biggest Dog Training Business Myths
- (Episode 100) – Dr. Susan Friedman & Ryan Cartlidge; Off the perch
- (Episode 99) Pamela Clark – 10 things parrot consultants need to know in 2019
- (Episode 98) Tim Sullivan – Brookfield Zoo; Curator of behavioural husbandry
- (Episode 97) Dr. Patricia McConnell – The human-animal relationship
And check out what LIVE training in the ATA premium membership; (if you’re not already a member, you can start your $1 trial and get instant access to the full library of content, including these).
- A humanistic learning approach to canine training (a web-class about training people); with very special guest Dr. Robert Hewings
- Being Evidence-Based with your Animals: Using Data to Optimize Animal Training & Welfare; with very special guest Dr. Eduardo Fernandez
- Peggy Hogan & Sarah Owings – Two Species, one journey! – Teaching animals to wait for cues without extinction!
- An Animal Training Content Creation Conversation – With very special guest host Malena DeMartini and presented by Ryan Cartlidge
- Shaping – from basic to advance with very special guest Agnieszka Janarek
There is so much more sensational content lined up for the rest of the year – so keep an eye on this website for our next piece of amazingness!
AND if there’s anything you really want to learn more about and/or people you would like to see on the ATA podcast show please let me know! You can do so by leaving a comment below.
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