Most animal lovers weren’t fortunate enough to meet that rare guidance counselor in high school who had ever heard of the term “animal trainer” or there’d be a lot fewer of us working desk jobs.
Yet it takes much more than a passion for wildlife to bridge the language barrier between our species. A good animal trainer has the patience to connect through the languages that are universal to all members of the animal kingdom, including ourselves. Languages like play, trust, companionship and love.
This type of communication forms the foundation for the encouragement-based training philosophy we use here at the Endangered Wolf Center. Training is important because it helps make it possible for our animal care staff and veterinarians to do their jobs more safely and easily through the willing participation of the animals. Training is also part of our animals’ enrichment program, since it allows them to be stimulated and positively rewarded for their cooperation.
Join us for an inside look at how our animal care staff helps train some of our animal family during this insightful tour.
This 30-minute training experience is offered at 12:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Call 636-938-5900 for reservations.
$20 Adult, $18 Child (4-14) non-member
$18 Adult, $16 Child (4-14) EWC member