Does your pet play up at the vets, get stressed at the vets or just refuse to get into a pet carrier to even go to the vets? Do they run in the opposite direction when they see the nail clippers or grooming brush? This blog is the starting block on how you can make health care less stressful for you and your pet...
I get asked these questions regularly... how did you become a zoo keeper? What qualifications do you have? It's definitely a difficult industry to get into with very few jobs available and a lot of people leaving university with zoology degrees looking for work, but it's all about proving yourself to be hard working and... Continue Reading →
Some trainers use big fancy words or abbreviations of big fancy words, that may not make any sense to those who have never done training, or who haven't studied the theory of training. When I first started out learning about animal training, I went to several conferences to learn the theory and I came out... Continue Reading →
I presented on Compassion Fatigue at the IAATE conference and it was absolutely terrifying but probably one of the most rewarding things I've ever done!
Everyone probably knows that caring for animals isn't straight forward or easy but there's a lot more to it than just feeding, cleaning and providing veterinary care. The reason animal carers/keepers/trainers don't tell you about this is because a lot of people don't know it's a thing... compassion fatigue. Whether you're a vet, animal trainer,... Continue Reading →