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RE: Taming Question

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Posted by: FR at Sun Sep 15 10:31:03 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by FR ]  
   

Your completely missing the point, your letting the monitor train you and you not training it.

first, as a keeper, you need to make a simple decision, is the monitor healthy. Or is it not?

If its not healthy, and then find out whats wrong with it and fix it.

If it is healthy, then do not treat it like a sick fragile monitor. Monitors are tuff as nails and strong. Its very hard to kill a healthy monitor. Or even harm it. They are strong and bullet proof.

Back to training. In order to train any animal, they must be hungry. As food is your connection. There are many ways to go about this. Just feed it less until it chases you down for food. Always make it so it knows your the source of food. Do not leave food in the cage. Only feed it with you present. At first, in its normal spot, then make it work, then more and more. It is very simple and easy. Remember, its repetition that trains, not one large food item, many small ones.

If you are insecure, the animal knows it and trains you. In order to change its behavior, YOU HAVE TO TAKE CHARGE.

Simple as that, is it healthy, if so, treat it that way. Cheers


   

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