Animal Training Academy premium members are super heroes! I am constantly inspired by the videos that get shared in the ATA membership Community areas and so this week I thought I would share my top ten from 2019! (Offered in no particular order);
Video # 10
The first video is a favourite from my time doing nose work with my dog Fibi – working on stimulus control.
Video # 9
As animal training geeks I think it’s fair to say we want to train pretty much any animal/species we can get our hands on lol … ATA member Lisa Tuthill had only had these chickens for 4 days at the point of sharing this video. In her words; “Just wanted to share because my my heart is bursting with joy and excitement of what we can do together!!”
It will be easy to see why I like this next video so much! ATA member Josefine Linderström decided to see if this horse would prompt more scratches. Read her own words below:
Josefin: ‘For me this was such a lovely experience. It continues to blow my mind, that I can meet an individual for the first time and within minutes I can ask questions (would you like more scratches?) and get answers (yes, I would!) in such a simple, straight forward way … The best thing is I don’t need to have mind reading skills, or some super advanced technology, or make guesses. I just need to observe behavior. ♥️’
Anything from Swedish trainer Eva Bertilsson is set to be pure gold for us animal training nerds! This next video takes a snippet out of a previous podcast episode we did together talking about flowcharts! Enjoy …
And then what’s possibly even more fun is when you get to see ATA members put all of this amazing knowledge shared by podcast guests into action! Check out this from ATA premium member Emma Almquist who continually spoils us with her training videos/flowchart combinations!
Within the ATA membership I find myself consistently surrounded by people with different knowledge, experience and training know how then myself (more often then not at a much higher lever then me!) It’s this constant inspiration that pushes me to continue to learn! For this reason I am extremely grateful for trainers like Vidhyalakshmi Karthikeyan who are always pushing the boundaries and demonstrating skilful application of advanced concepts. For example this training on the concept of size, with her dog Beanie:
Chin rests behaviours are super common as the ‘go to behavior’ for doing cooperative care with dogs! So I just get really excited to see this done, with such a high level of skill, with felines! Check out Elvis the cat & ATA premium member Ayoe Hoff – showing us all how it’s done 🙂
And more cats! I love Vidhyalakshmi’s training so much I just had to include a second video from her! Training our animals to voluntarily enter their crates (& giving them as much control as possible) is a fundamental behavior we should ideally train with all animals.
Here’s Vidhyalakshmi handing back control with one cool cat – closing it’s own crate door!
It is with great Joy that I get to call Peggy Hogan a friend & ATA tribe member! In the ATA community areas we get constant updates of her and McKee. There were many Mckee videos to choose from but this was definitely one of my favourites – demonstrating some fun liberty training. We love how much of an ambassador McKee is for positive reinforcement training!
This last video was shared by ATA premium member Aileen Stevenson. It is one of my favourites and I will let you read why in Aileen’s own words below
Aileen: “This video is super simple but it captures what I love about this job.
This wee dog, Roxy, had had no training at all and some of her family thought she was ‘too daft’ to be trained. But her mum called me and we introduced her to clicker training and Roxy just got it immediately. This clip is from our third session and is about 2 mins into her first ever attempt at targeting with Cody (age 8 ) doing the marking (first time for him too). A pair of wee superstars!
The dog is now empowered, enriched & engaged. The family see their dog in a completely different light. And a wee boy is learning about R+ and how to engage with his dog with kindness. And hopefully the seeds planted today will continue to grow into other aspects of his life. Nothing fancy but this session made my day.”
Well there you have it – ten of my favourite videos shared from within the ATA premium members community areas in 2019! And this is really only the tip of the ice berg with regards to the world changing work the ATA tribe is doing! If you would like to see more subscribe for your ATA trial membership today >>> https://www.animaltrainingacademy.com/2019-membership-trial/
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