School of Earth & Animal Sciences πŸ­πŸ΄πŸƒ This week, Jules Morgan came to deliver a talk and demonstration to our second year level 3 animal management students whom are currently completing an animal training module. Jules Morgan is a local accredited dog trainer who owns her own training business called Dog Training Naturally. She has been training dogs for over 22 years and has a wealth of knowledge to share with our animal management students. As part of their course work for this module they have to create a training plan for an animal of their choice and set about teaching the animal a new behaviour. Jules delivered a talk on some different aspects of training such as proofing behaviours over time, marking behaviours and setting cues for behaviours. She discussed the need to varying the places and conditions in which you train an animal in order to proof the behaviours so that the animal can take the behaviour β€˜on the road’ meaning they can perform the behaviour anywhere and not just at home! Jules then enlisted the support of her trusty working cocker spaniel β€˜Buckle’ who is 7 years old and full of energy to demonstrate some of the methods discussed in class on the field. Buckle demonstrated a range of behaviours such as recall challenges, spins, laydown, directions, pick ups and her favourite, reverse crawl! To find out more information and check out what other courses we offer, just click the link in our bio to visit our website. #CirenColl #EarthScience #AnimalManagement #Education