Yes, capybaras can do tricks!

Taking your capybara to the veterinary clinic is rarely a pleasant experience. A trained capybara is better prepared to work with you in a cooperative manner. Target training works well, even without the “clicker” that is used on animals who don’t normally click while exhibiting aggressive behaviors.

In this video, our Vice President, Stacy Winnick, works with her 7 year old male capybara, Dobby. Note that many of these learned behaviors could be handy commands during a veterinary exam.

Notice also that Dobby is wearing a harness. Putting on a harness is highly recommended when taking your pet capybara off-site.

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