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Are you going forwards or backwards?

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If I would ask you, every time you come home from work you get something very good? How fast would you be coming home? Giving you the confidence to know where you are going is most of the time the … Read More

3 Seconds Can Make You Accept Failure

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I don’t have any kids. I would like them though because I think it’s great to see such little creatures growing up and to be part of their adventures. Raising kids is hard and I have to give a lot … Read More

Group Training With the Least Amount of Trainers

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In august 2017 we had the privilege to speak at the Scottish Animal Training Conference. One of the topics we choose to speak about was Group training with the leat amount of trainers because this is an interesting topic. In … Read More

Zookeepers Don’t Exist

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If I would tell you that you are not a zookeeper what would you say? We have an instinctive survival mode like many other species. We know what we can eat and what we should’t eat and what we can … Read More

The Emotions in Stereotypic Behaviour

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I enjoy observing animals very much. The amount you learn by just sitting there and looking at your animals. Do we actually know our animals we work with or do we only know them from when we train them? It’s … Read More

What Makes the Animal, the Animal?

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Our personality is build up by the experiences we get throughout our life. People who are extremely confident became this way because of the experiences they had previously I their life. People who are very insecure have the same thing. … Read More

Thoughts: Making money on animals – right or wrong

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The are a lot of ethical aspects of keeping animals in human care, one of them is using animals in any sort of show or display and another is “making money on them”. Even if you don’t make any profit … Read More

Guest Speaker: Ken Ramirez – The Butterfly Project

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I’ve met Ken several times through IMATA. I first met him back in 2008 when I joined the first IMATA conference in my career. It has been quite a ride for me since. To mention that this year I will … Read More

Evolving Techniques with Birds of Prey

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In our everyday life we grow in what we do, our thoughts become different and our actions are being considered more as we get older. When I was younger I used to do a lot more reckless things what I … Read More

Enrichment Thoughts With Hose2Habitat

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Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the times when we do not interact with our animals. It is actually a huge amount of time when the animals have to make themselves busy. I mean look at it from this … Read More

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