Inside Their Shells: Working with “Shy” or “Skittish” Animals

INSIDE THEIR SHELLS: WORKING WITH “SHY” OR “SKITTISH” ANIMALS


KEN RAMIREZ

In one of Ken Ramirez’s brand-new ClickerExpo courses, you will learn different strategies for working with and earning the trust of an animal that is uncomfortable around people or reluctant to participate in training sessions.

The video below was taken when Ken needed to establish a baseline weight for new Ranch arrivals, 10-and 9-week old Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Dane and Neo.  To get to the scale, the skittish goats needed to move into an area where they’d never been, around people they’d never seen, and around sounds they’d never heard.  In this case, Ken determined the best way to make it a positive experience was to use luring and provide them with access to food the entire way.

To learn different strategies for working with and earning the trust of an animal that is uncomfortable around people or reluctant to participate in training sessions, join us at ClickerExpo.  Explore case studies - whether animals at the Ranch, in the zoo, and pets in the shelter - that required unique approaches but also shared several common tools.

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