Presented by Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Care Academy, this segment of our Animal Behavior series of clinics and classes will build on the previous course, Teaching a Bridge and Target, by showing students how to shape a target into a recall. If any animal you’ve shared your life with has ever gotten away from you and refused to come back without hours of stress, pleading, and bribery, you know what a recall is and how important it can be.
In this class, students will learn how to shape a target into a recall. A recall is the first of several “safety” behaviors all good trainers should train. It’s the easiest way to break a broken record of instinctual behavior, bring an animal back to you, and also serves as a fantastic gauge of their willingness to participate. Students will explore all these principles and more in this course focused on the training of, and theory behind, the recall.
Does this course description make you want to scratch your head? Come take this class and you’ll be speaking training jargon like a pro in no time.
This course is taught by ranch owner Lessa Ritzma, whose previous career credits include zookeeper and exotic animal trainer, along with over twenty years of horse experience.
This is hands-off, live demonstration and lecture class. A live animal may participate for demonstration purposes. All participants will qualify for the Animal Behavior: Teaching a Recall credit for Iron Oak Canyon Ranch's Animal Behavior certificate. The Animal Behavior certificate core courses are meant to be taken in order, and this is the fourth class of the series.
$40 per participant for 1.5-hour class. Limit 15 participants. Weather permitting.
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