Peter Giljam,   Standing Strong…

Peter Giljam, Standing Strong…

As our world starts to question what is best for our own sake without valuing scientists reasoning anymore, we tend to find it more important to push our own opinions through if they matter or not. I know plenty of people who are trying their hardest to educate people...
Training an aggressive animal in a group

Training an aggressive animal in a group

The National Zoo’s grey seals started out to be rather aggressive, but soon became trusted colleagues. We were able to routinely go in with the otters, bush dogs, beavers, cheetahs, wolves and sea lions.  We worked five kinds of bears at the holding area...
Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

…. the ethical treatment of animals by Philipp J. Kroiss,   guest blogger Animal rights activists portray animals as having the same rights and needs  as humans.  This is much different than demanding ideal care  to ensure the animal’s welfare.  To secure human...
Respect amongst trainers

Respect amongst trainers

I would like to recommend this blog post by my colleague, Jose Gomez:  http://www.trainmeplease.com.au/blog/gentle-with-animals-but-harsh-with-people It is about the way we teach others, in this case, humans.  In particular, it is about the way we correct mistakes,...