I am personally so inspired by the videos that get shared in our Animal Training Academy membership community. Consequently, in this blog post I thought I would share my top ten from 2020! (Offered in no particular order), Enjoy ⬇️;
The first video is a favourite from my work on Fibi-dog’s husbandry behaviour this year! This is the culmination of many approximations to get the behaviour of Fibi lying on her side whilst I dremel her nails!
This absolute gem from Swedish trainer Gabriella Boijsen – who after some coaching from the awesome Emelie Johnson Vegh, shared this video of some loopy training she was doing with her dog Jinkx! This is one of my favourite explainer videos for loopy training of all time (it’s actually my #1) 💚
And of course with the extreme challenges that 2020 presented us with globally – there were some great opportunities to spend more time with our pets and do some fun training! This next one is maybe our most “2020” video of them all from ATA member Claudia Moser! Can you guess why ⬇️ lol
One of the most exciting areas our members are working in to help increase the amount of positive reinforcement based training – is @ the farm! ATA member Libby Jackson showing us one way to help move our sheep from A to B! 🥳
This next video just brings me so much Joy! ATA member Carina Maldonado has fun competing with the distracting stimuli in her training environment – after leaving her window open! Seriously I couldn’t stop watching this video, it is so well put together & hilarious! #getreadytolaugh
A specific favourite training team of mine from 2020 has to be Jo Lock & Willow! Especially when it comes to scent related work! And when you watch this video I think you will understand why! ⬇️ lol
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this video ⬇️where ATA member Sara Crockett demonstrates what I believe to be an example of how “small hinges can swing big doors”. Sara enlisted some assistance from the wonderful Mary Hunter and together they thought of some ideas that might seem like small changes … but as you will see the results were HUGE (I.e. they swung big doors)!
When it comes to dog walkers there is a member of our community who I believe demonstrates the ‘HOW’ of this industry so incredibly well! Caroline Howlett is hands down – in my opinion – one of the best of the best at working with her clients dogs behaviour! And this video is absolute proof of my conviction! 💚
Gotta love when people have fun with adding distractions to their training! J.R. Henderson shows us ‘how it’s done’ in this video with one of the Clowder – A.K.A Poe the super cat ⬇️
Concept training extra-ordinaire Vidhyalakshmi Karthikeyan brings us so much frequent & consistently high quality awesomeness to our community! And I’m thrilled to include her again this year (last year she had two videos in our 2019 post). This time it’s paper scissors rock with her dog Beanie >>>
Bonus video #1
Okay so – obviously 10 is not enough hahaha… But I promise just one bonus video! Because Shelly Wood (host of the new Making Ripples podcast show) shared SO much awesomeness of her training with new puppy Castor … I just has to squeeze one puppy video in! Here Shelly & Castor work on Castor comfortable putting his head through ‘all of the things’ (including a harness)
Well there you have it – ten/eleven of my favourite videos shared from within the ATA premium members community areas in 2020! And this is really only the tip of the iceberg with regards to the world changing work the ATA community is doing!
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But I would say that ⬆️ (i.e. it’s the coolest) lol … don’t just trust me though! Check out this recent comment from a ATA member “This community is incredible and I am happy to be a part of it. 🙂🙂“