41 The What’s and the Why’s of Animal Training Mentorships

41 The What’s and the Why’s of Animal Training Mentorships


Animal training mentors, role models, and teachers can be incredibly impactful for our growth.  This was concept I actively sought when I knew I wanted to learn as much as I possibly could about animal behavior.

We talk about:

Is a mentor a necessity or a luxury?
What to look for in a mentor/role model
Not all relationships last forever
What bad relationships teach us
Why it’s ok to eclipse your mentor’s learning journey
What does your mentor want out of the relationship?

Resources and Citations

Helpful bouncing babies show that moving together builds bonds from the time we learn to walk

Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt


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