Saturday, August 9, 2014

In the News

A photo of the "wheel" group trick was taken in Sylvania, Ohio, yesterday by Katie Rausch of the Toledo Blade.

I have been using this "trick" in the show as an example when explaining during our morning presentation the intricacies of tiger training. The basis for the wheel is simple - the tiger walks in a circle, built upon the initial target training. The difficulty is having seven tigers stand shoulder to shoulder and maintain that position throughout the rotation. Some want to move faster, some slower and some want to push into the cat beside them. This is where practicing everyday is very beneficial.