Welcome to another Training Tidbits podcast episode with myself and Dr Kat from Creative Animal Solutions. This podcast episode answers some questions that have recently been asked by members of the Academy. We have done our best to provide our own personal input to the questions and we hope that you find the podcast interesting and useful. If you would like more details and/or have other questions. Please don’t hesitate to let us know. You can do so by leaving your comments at the bottom of this page.
NOTE: We are working very hard to improve audio quality. This is very important to us and we apologize in advance for some background noise in this recording.
ANIMAL TRAINING QUESTIONS
- How can I work with animals that are easily distracted? (CLICK HERE to see a video on this subject).
- How to maintain behavior once trained? (CLICK HERE for our other podcast on Reinforcement)
- How can training help with plucking and self mutilation?
- How can I work in a space where not everyone is involved in the training in an equal capacity?
Overall there seemed to be a few re-occurring themes with regards to the answers to these animal training questions. The first one is the benefit of a good understanding of how reinforcement works and consequently to always be seeking opportunities to build upon your animal behavior knowledge. If you want to learn more and you haven’t already done so then you can sign up for Animal Training Academy’s free online course by CLICKING HERE. Also have a look at the Clicker Training Fundamentals course material (CLICK HERE), and for more information on upcoming live events (webinars) CLICK HERE. The second big take away message from these animal training questions is that all animals are individuals. There are many possible factors influencing their behavior and we really have to put a microscope over individual circumstances to effectively be able to influence their behavior.
Thanks for tuning in. Good luck with all your training endeavors and we will see you again soon.