Testimonials from Other Species:
We Welcome All Species in the Animal Kingdom
The weirder the challenge . . . . . . .
the more fun we have!
Casey has personally worked with 750+ species of CAPTIVE animal. From Reptiles to Ivertebrates. From Sharks to Birds. From Octpus to Humans. We are all more same that different. At least... in how we make choices...
" I've learned from Casey how they communicate, why they react in certain ways - their language, in short. Life with these animals has been 100 times easier. "
- Max Breiteneicher,
Grace Hill Farm, Cummington, MA
Llamas and Alpacas at a rescue farm could not be sheered due to previous trauma.
Our New Cows Needed to Learn... and Fast...
"We hired Casey to train our cows to use a step-up milking parlor. The cows have to walk in a low door, step up 18" onto a platform, lock themselves in a headgate, get milked, and then get released and leave forward through a high door. It's a complex process for a cow, and none of our animals had ever had any experience with ANY type of milking setup. All but one, if fact, are first year heifers and had never been milked at all. This type of parlor is desirable as it lets us milk many cows in a small space. I know a few farms around who built them over the past few years, training the cows themselves, and they have described the training process as, respectively, "a three-week nightmare", "two weeks where I wanted to kill myself", and "a disaster".
Since we had the good fortune to hire Casey, after a mere four days our cows were on the platforms, in the headgates, and waiting to be milked.
Our dairy supplier came in the parlor to guide me through the first milking and was amazed - "The cow's usually freaking out and kicking the milker", he said, but the cow was so at home in this place it didn't care about the milker, or about the noise of the milk pump, or about his presence. The cows just come right in, step right up, wait to be milked and then let go. We're milking cows now twice a day without issue. Even though Casey trained them before they calved, a month later - never having been back in the parlor - after they calve they still go right in the parlor and step up on the platforms like they own it.
Besides the ease that this training has allowed our brand new dairy operation, I have a distinctly deeper relationship with my animals after this training - I've learned from Casey how they communicate, why they react in certain ways - their language, in short. Life with these animals has been 100 times easier just from the ambient information I picked up from Casey. I cannot recommend her services enough. If you're serious about animals in any sense, you'd do well to hire Casey to interpret their ways to you."
-Max Breiteneicher, Grace Hill Farm, Cummington, MA