Trailblazing Trainers: Animal Training Workshop for Zoo Professionals

This workshop takes place before the EAZA Annual Conference in Helsinki, and is aimed at everyone interested in gaining an understanding of force free animal training and how to apply it to improve animal welfare in their collection.

Learn how animal training can help you improve welfare, simplify husbandry procedures, address behavior problems,provide enriching opportunities, enhance guest experiences, facilitate ground-breaking research and contribute to conservation success. This introductory workshop features hands on training opportunities, exciting training demos, user-friendly explanations of learning principles,tools to excel at practical application and lots of videos examples to inspire and motivate you. Join us to learn how to use this important science-based technology to impact animal care for the better.

EAZA Academy tutors for the course:

Barbara Heidenreich - Barbara's Force Free Animal Training; Advisor, EAZA Animal Training Working Group

Annette Pedersen - Animal Training Coordinator, Copenhagen Zoo; Chair, EAZA Animal Training Working Group

Jim Mackie - Animal Behaviour Management Officer, Zoological Society of London; Vice-chair, EAZA Animal Training Working Group

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