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Title: Guinea Pig Camp With Roger Abrantes

When: 05/29/2014 at 09:00 to 06/01/2014 at 17:00

Where: Wolf Park


CPDT-KSA Knowledge:5CBCC-KSA Knowledge:5
CPDT-KSA Skills:11.25CBCC-KSA Skills:11.25


A truly unique experience! This four day camp is perfect for dog trainers, animal behaviorists, or anyone that wants to learn more about having a relationship with animals. Of course Guinea Pigs are cute and fun, but this camp is a serious workshop. In four days time, your team will develop a relationship with your Guinea pig (provided) and teach it detect gunpowder (we could choose lavender detection, but gunpowder is more exciting!) Sign up now - there is a strict maximum of 30 participants! We will start a waiting list when the event fills up. You will get something at Wolf Park that you cannot get at any other Guinea Pig Camp - a chance to interact with our socialized wolves! We will take breaks from the Guinea pig training to visit the wolves and discuss the similarities and differences between training the wolves and training Guinea pigs! Why should dog trainers train Guinea pigs? Training dogs is easy compared to training other species due to the special relationship between humans and dogs. Dogs tend to overlook most of our mistakes and give us a second chance. Animals that don’t have such a close relationship with humans are far less forgiving so it is a high priority to be precise, to plan your training, or develop your observation skills and to have a Plan B available. Training Guinea pigs will help make you a better, more observant dog trainer; more attentive to detail and more receptive to the feedback your dog gives you. Another advantage of training Guinea pigs is that you won’t have a strong bond with the Guinea pig you train and you will therefore be more objective than in your dog training. You will not have developed any bad habits, as training Guinea pigs will be novel to you. You won’t identify with the Guinea pig you train in the same way dog owners identify with their dogs, so you will not feel embarrassed if your Guinea pig makes a mistake. Training a Guinea pig will improve your theoretical knowledge as well as your

Sponsor: Wolf Park

Speaker(s): Roger Abrantes

Contact: Wolf Park
 Phone: 1-765-567-2265


Wolf Park
4004 E. 800 N.

Battle Ground, IN 47920
United States