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Follow along with the training journey of our Ranch resident animals.

First Training Session

We recently welcomed a new resident animal to The Ranch! Beso is an almost 14-year-old female llama who was in need...

November 9, 2021

Eating is a Behavior

Recently 3.5-month-old Kinder goats, Rhodie and Dobie, joined the Ranch family. The first step Ken Ramirez took is...

October 7, 2020

Training for Novelty

What’s another key to successful medical training? Teach the animal to expect the unexpected. In this video, Ken...

September 30, 2020

Teaching Name Targets

There are so many benefits to teaching an animal a name target. It helps an animal know where to go at the start of...

June 6, 2020

Miyagi Verbal Recall

VERBAL RECALL WITH MIYAGIWhat do we do at the Ranch when class isn't in session? Train! In the video above, Ken...

August 24, 2018

Mini Donkey Grooming

MINI DONKEY GROOMINGJOIN US AT THE RANCHLearn more or Register today!View the complete schedule...

September 16, 2017
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Live Episode 58

Ken Ramirez is joined by Teoti Anderson and Clarissa Black.…
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Why Training Other Species Can Make You a Better Dog Trainer

At the Ranch, we have three very different species, so the opportunity to see two or three different learning styles…
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First Training Session

We recently welcomed a new resident animal to The Ranch! Beso is an almost 14-year-old female llama who was in…
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Top Considerations for Working With Multiple Animals

What is the secret to successfully working with multiple animals? Ken Ramirez offers and explores his top three considerations to…
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Training Separately, While Together!

The alpacas are comfortable in their social group and become nervous if separated. However, separation is at times a necessity,…
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The Importance of Reading Body Language

Last year one-year old Karma and 10-year-old Mr. Miyagi began compatibility training, but the pandemic and distance made it challenging…
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Introducing New Animals

When introducing new animals, it’s essential to set up the animals for success by carefully managing the environment and progressing…
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Teaching to Share Attention

We rescued our alpacas from a meat farm three years ago. Previously shy, skittish, and standoffish – they are now…
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Ending a Training Session, Positively II

In this video, Ken demonstrates another way to end a session to minimize frustration and create clarity for Marlin.…
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Ending a Training Session, Positively

When you are ready to end a training session, what can you do to minimize frustration and create clarity for…
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Kinder Goats Adapting Quickly

Our new Kinder goats, Rhodie and Dobie, are adapting and learning quickly! They are now ready to come out of…
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Kinder Goats Meet the Alpacas

After 10 days at The Ranch, we introduced 4-month-old Kinder goats, Rhodie and Dobie, to the alpacas for the first…
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Eating is a Behavior

Recently 3.5-month-old Kinder goats, Rhodie and Dobie, joined the Ranch family. The first step Ken Ramirez took is to teach…
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Training for Novelty

What’s another key to successful medical training? Teach the animal to expect the unexpected. In this video, Ken and Lisa…
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Training Goats for Success with Oral Medication

Don’t wait until your animals need medication, train it as a learned behavior!…
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Teaching Name Targets – Part II

Ken began teaching a name target (yellow star) to 3-year-old mini-donkey Sparkle about a month ago. Since then she’s made…
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Benefits of Consent Behaviors

There are many benefits to teaching an animal to indicate consent for participation in medical behaviors. By teaching the animal…
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Teaching Name Targets

There are so many benefits to teaching an animal a name target. It helps an animal know where to go…
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Corgi and Beagle Sparring

They may be small, but they’ve got big personalities! Little Corgi is on the playground getting sparring lessons from Beagle,…
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Training Session with Skittish Goats

Dane and Neo, our skittish one-year old Nigerian Dwarf goats, are still getting used to life at the Ranch. They…
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The 6 Most Overlooked Fundamentals of Successful Training

As a consultant, Ken Ramirez is asked to critique training sessions, evaluate program designs, and help problem-solve. Each client presents…
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Training Multiple Animals

How do you train multiple animals at once? During a Live from The Ranch broadcast, Ken Ramirez demonstrated, first working…
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Blanca’s Big Training Session

What a great training session, full of many firsts! During a Live From The Ranch broadcast, Ken Ramirez worked with…
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Goat Walk

During a Live From The Ranch broadcast, Ken Ramirez issued a #KPCTtrainingchallenge to teach the animals in our lives to…
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Animal Husbandry: Head and Mouth

We’ve shared some videos illustrating the importance of practicing body and paw tactile to teach our animals how to be…
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Animal Husbandry: Paw Tactile & Nail Trims

Last week we shared a video illustrating the importance of practicing full body tactile. This is from the same session,…
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Animal Husbandry: Body Tactile

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Trailer-Loading Training

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Dane and Neo Meet the KONG Wobbler

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Students First Training Session

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Training Medical Behaviors: Tactile Exam

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Mini-Donkey Enrichment: Food Puzzle

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Training Basics with Beagle the Goat

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Mini-Donkey Halter Training

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Goat Enrichment: Toy Dinosaur

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The Importance of Mechanical Skills

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Introducing Dane & Neo

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Training Medical Behaviors Without Poisoning Your Relationships

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Ken & Sparkle Demonstrate for Students at The Ranch

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Scotty & Corgi are Introduced to Recalls

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Taking Turns Training Alpacas

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The Ranch Experience

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Dive Deep: Advanced Training Course

Is Dive Deep: An Advanced Training Course at The Ranch right for you? Here Ken Ramirez shares his thoughts on…
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Training for Professionals

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Goat Enrichment: Obstacle Course

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What Can a Slight Change in the Environment Do?

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Introducing New Goats

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Alpaca Enrichment

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1st Training Session with Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Alpaca Recall on Cue

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Dog Dremel Training with Marlin

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Alpaca Halter Training

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Favorite Moments from 2018 at The Ranch

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Stationing and Learning a Name Target

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Ranch Experience Course | Student Training

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Goat Enrichment

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Dive Deep Course: Student Training

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Mini-Donkey Cooperative Care

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Goat Recall & Enrichment

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Alpaca Training

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Miyagi Verbal Recall

VERBAL RECALL WITH MIYAGIWhat do we do at the Ranch when class isn’t in session? Train! In the video above,…
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Introducing Marlin & Tulip

TULIP & MARLIN TOGETHERThis is the first time Marlin and Tulip have shared the same space. Since Marlin’s arrival one…
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Meet Our Newest Resident Animal at the Ranch

MEET MARLIN!The video above is of Marlin’s first time in the pasture. He is so happy!Our newest Ranch resident is…
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Mini Donkey Grooming

MINI DONKEY GROOMINGJOIN US AT THE RANCHLearn more or Register today!View the complete schedule…
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Mini Donkey Enrichment – Exercise Ball

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Mini-Donkey Recall

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Mini Donkey Enrichment – Street Cleaning Brushes

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Aerial Tour

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Miyagi 1st Introduction to Rottie

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Intro to Cowbell: Teaching Goats a Reliable Recall at The Ranch

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Mini Donkey Brushing

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Rottie’s 1st Session

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Facebook Live Tour

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