How do you train a lion cub ?
The training of a domestic animal has absolutely nothing to do with that of an exotic animal. These are wilder, more recalcitrant and therefore very dangerous. If you are challenged to train a lion, it is best to do so while it is still small. Here are some techniques by which you can quickly tame a cub.
Creating Habit and Trust
One of the most proven techniques for lion cub training is habit and trust building. The idea is to get the animal used to your presence and therefore to trust you. To do this, you will begin to enter his cage. It is highly recommended to go in gradually. Just stand in front of the cage and spend some time there. This should be enough for a start.
Then, you will have to enter by taking precautions which make you out of reach of the animal. You may also want to bring in food often to create sympathy. Over time, the cub will get used to having you around without wanting to attack you. This trust and complicity will become even stronger with time.
The technique of encouragement
The only way you can encourage a cub is to feed it. You can use this to tame him. You'll need to gradually get him to do what you want him to do by encouraging every effort he makes. This method has proven to be successful with trainers who train animals to do series of movements.
The brutal method
First introduced in the 1800s, this method of lion training involves roughing up your cub to keep it in line. To do this, you'll need a gun, a whip and a chair. The furniture will keep the animal's attention and distract it from attacking you. This way, you will have a free hand to give him your commands and keep him on a leash.