“Settle” Training

The Detroit Zoological Society animal care team works with the animals in our care to encourage specific behaviors to help us care for the animals. You can work with a companion animal to learn how to confidently “settle”, allowing your vet to be able to perform an ultrasound if needed!


Celebrating and Saving Wildlife:

The Detroit Zoological Society works with the animals in our care on positive reinforcement training, which is an important aspect of animal welfare. When animals willingly cooperate with procedures such as blood draws, dental checks, nail trimming and others, more invasive techniques, such as using anesthesia, can be avoided.


 Take Action:

If you don’t have a companion animal of your own, introduce positive reinforcement training to family or friends who do.


Download: Settle with Positive Reinforcement Training