Dolphin Training Session




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Published on Mar 18, 2012

I know it has been forever since I uploaded a video, and here is why....I have been busy with Cosmo and the other dolphins I work with.

In this video I am working primarily on a concept behavior with Cosmo, and 8 year old male Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin. I am teaching him a repeat command. So you will see me ask for a behavior and then ask him to repeat it (rotating extended index fingers in a circular pattern) and then prompt him to do the behavior by giving him the signal of the behavior he just did. He is able to repeat the hula behavior (spinning in a circle) without a prompt so now I am focusing on the fluke wave (waving his tail). As you can see in the video he still needs another prompt.

*Side note: I am blowing my whistle, aka bridge for correct responses but apparently it is at a frequency the camera can't pick up. That whistle is what is communicating correct responses to Cosmo.

Sarah Cross, CPDT
Instagram: @sarahcdownunder


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