16: What Does That Look Like? Discussing Training in Terms of Behavior and Not Labels with Katie Stevens, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
This episode Katie Stevens, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, breaks down what it means to "label" an animal and the risks associated with using labels while training. She discusses how labels can lead to poor communication and potentially set up an animal or a training session to fail before it even begins. Katie provides strategies and alternatives to labels that allow us to discuss training through behavior and observation. Tune in for Katie's double dose of "Training Tales" about a miniature donkey who overcame his labels and an alligator who learned to crate with his own personal "gator elevator". For questions or suggestions about the podcast email firstname.lastname@example.org and to reach Katie contact email@example.com . Let's talk some training!