Trainer for a Day
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Key Largo, FL
- Product code: TFAD
From swimming with dolphins, to fish preparation and washing buckets,
participants work one-on-one with an experienced animal trainer to gain
insight into marine mammal care and training. The day is complete with
in-depth discussions and experiential learning, encompassing topics such
as training, marine mammal care, animal identification, dolphin anatomy
and reproduction, marine mammal intelligence and communication,
enrichment, and tactics utilized to build a trusting relationship
between trainer and animal.
A critical (and rewarding) part of a trainer's job is to create and
maintain a positive relationship with the dolphins they work with. At
Dolphins Plus , trainers swim with the dolphins
in private sessions throughout the day to help foster this relationship.
The Shadow a Trainer for a Day program is the only Dolphins Plus
experience that invites participants to join a trainer
during this private natural swim time.
The Trainer for a Day program also includes an 8x10 photo of you and
our dolphins to commemorate your experience, a Trainer for a Day
t-shirt, and a comprehensive book [Pursuing Your Career as a Marine
Mammal Trainer or Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises (an identification
guide)]. This is supplemental to the knowledge and enjoyment
participants gain during this unique program.