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post #1 of 13 Old 07-09-2019, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Important Talk on Animal Training

I think @Kalraii especially will appreciate the insights in this short, yet very deep, talk discussing an important aspect on animal training.

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-09-2019, 02:41 PM
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I simply can't take advice from someone who doesn't understand that chickens say "bok bok." I mean, if he so fundamentally misunderstands chickens, then clearly my training philosophy is not going to mesh well with his. You have to get the chicken's mind to get their partnership, and if you can't talk to them, you can't get their mind.

Just my 0.02...

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The Onion rules!!!!
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-09-2019, 03:53 PM
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...You have to get the chicken's mind to get their partnership, and if you can't talk to them, you can't get their mind...
Only because we don't have any bits that fit chickens. Put a double twisted wire bit in the chicken's mouth and see what happens. And of course, you'd need someone small enough to ride them. It might look like this


Riders ask "How?" Horsemen ask "Why?"
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Yes, it is so important to use groundwork in order to establish the chicken's relaxation and rhythm. Without those fundamentals, you got nothing to build on.

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Was it just me that found all those serious faces in the audience the funniest part?

Just winging it is not a plan
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-09-2019, 05:56 PM
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@mmshiro - the Benz commercial is probably my favorite of all time. When I'm in a bad mood, I go find that on YouTube because it just cracks me up.

@jaydee - spot on. When they looked at each other and nodded in agreement...
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-09-2019, 05:59 PM
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Only because we don't have any bits that fit chickens. Put a double twisted wire bit in the chicken's mouth and see what happens.

I don't know @bsms, some people can achieve quite a bit at liberty- based on this Australian "chicken makeover challenge," I'd say treats are key. Maybe @SueC can enlighten us on Australian chicken whisperers...
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omg that is taking the p*** out of tedx right? hahahaha. I need to send this to my mother and get back to you with her reaction. The audience were just waiting for that drop of epiphany haha. This is hilarious. I just had a talk with a bunch of German teenagers (I do a lot of language exchange) and they were arguing with me that horses don't have teats/udders. NO way they have udders. I explained to them that even whales "breastfeed" and have nipples. Ok not actually latch on. But they gotta squirt and aim and baba has to catch. But still. Nipples! Milk! Anyway... I think I'm gonna take a note from this video and approach it in the same manner next time. I have some very serious friends that hate losing face and can't tell dry humour at all. I will watch this video with them, be dead serious and see how they respond. Thanks for this find!
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Oh no... I've just found the other onion videos. You always lead me down a rabbit hole >.<
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