Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A bit about my past

I have loved animals since I can remember, I was the child who brought home every animal I came across and wanted to keep it as a pet. I majored in Wildlife Biology in college and got a job as a zookeeper. It was my dream job what I had always wanted to do. I learned how to clicker train as a zookeeper, I trained a lot of different animals, from Chimpanzee's to Birds. Unfortunately most of my dog training experience was with "hard" dogs, and most of my methods, were involving corrections not rewards. I fully planned to use both methods with Skye, but I was soon to find out she needed almost 100% reward based postive training methods. In my case it was a hard to teach an old dog new tricks..on the human side.

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