Category: General

Tort Reform: On Training a Tortoise in Nose Work

Linda Brodzik

I began training dogs as a teenager almost 40 years ago, and my interest in other species has been expanding as I continue to learn and grow as a professional. I have also worked with cats, goats, pigs, horses, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, chickens, ferrets, and even a tarantula. My latest passion is training my tortoise, Dewberry, and we are currently working on scent detection/nose work.

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What is Cooperative Care?

by Sarah Dixon, Lauren Fraser, and Stephanie Edlund

Cooperative care involves training an animal to not only tolerate handling and husbandry procedures, but to be an active, willing participant in these experiences.

Cooperative care is quite common in zoos, where large or potentially dangerous animals cannot otherwise be safely handled without physical or chemical restraint.

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