Since many people have the same concerns about us joining the circus, I thought I would offer a little question and answer post for those FAQ when it comes to us being performers in the circus with our animals. Obviously, many circuses have bad reputations when it comes to the treatment of their animals, but you shouldn’t let that ruin your perspective on them all.
Blue throated macaw
Our show, Illuscination, has tons of animals incorporated into it. And each ...
I was talking to a lady at work who was telling me that she was beginning to train her new Boston terrier puppy. I asked her how she intended to train it: “Oh, definitely with positive reinforcement, I would never punish a dog!” As she continued to talk, I realized that she took punishment to be the opposite of positive reinforcement. A lot of people make this same mistake.
The misconception seems to come from the words positive and negative and people’s misunderstanding of the word reinforcement.