How a Camel Thinks, Styles of Camel Training & Bonding

Tara Lea Russell Osborne camel trainers

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with some fellow camel lovers and trainers then this is exactly what our ‘coffee [camel] chats’ (minus the real coffee) are all about.

Episode 1 of Coffee [Camel] Chat

1:11 – We discuss why it’s important to get a camel to sit (hoosh, kush, sit down)  wether you have a pet, working or dairy camel. We also share several different circumstances on when you might need to have a camel to sit on command even if you’d thought you’d never need to use it.

5:40 – We discuss dairy Camels and whether they should or shouldn’t be trained...?

9:54 – Is bonding with camels really that important for proper training? We share some ‘stories’ on this exact question.

13:34 – Our opinion on Treat Training Camels, how a camel thinks in these circumstances and how and why it works.

We also have a few guest appearances – you’ll have to watch to find out!

Now it’s over to you: can you relate to any of the topics discussed and if so which one and why? Leave a comment below.

Do you have a camel question for us? If so write your question below in the comments – we’ll be sure to respond here or in another episode of our Coffee [Camel] Chat.

Russell Osborne & Tara Lea Australian Camels

7 thoughts on “How a Camel Thinks, Styles of Camel Training & Bonding

  1. Narelle Williams says:

    Loved the video. I really appreciated the section on treats. I like the old tram in the background as well. Not sure whether it’s on your property or not though. When I come for my level one course I will make sure I have something for Owen paw patrol related.

    • Tara says:

      Hi Narelle, we’re glad you enjoyed the video. We loved making it 🙂
      The old tram is ‘ours’ – we “inherited” with the property and it appears that it has to stay as it’s too old to move. It a bit of an icon – The Camel People with the Tram – haha.
      We look forward to having you soon!

  2. George Mosca says:

    Hi Tara & Russel,
    Thank you very much for your video, very informative, really enjoyed it, I’ll get in touch with you in the near future…

    • Tara says:

      Hi Eric, Pressure Release is when you apply pressure (like pulling on a lead) then releasing it, as a ‘reward’, when the camel responds – hope that explains it?

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