— Set impossible goals (like balancing on a ball).
— Make a ruthless commitment to achieve the goal. (Elephants are very trusting. She will believe you and commit too).
— Practice! Practice! Practice! (Mostly the trainer). Repetition is key. Master your craft.
— Use compassion as a reward. (Mostly for the trainer. Elephants already have it in their DNA).
— Acknowledge often. (Mostly for the trainer, to build confidence. Helpful for the elephant too).
— Never punish. Neither the trainer nor the elephant…ever.
— Patience. Use it like a verb.
Important because elephants are smarter, stronger, happier and more inspired when they know what the goal is and how to achieve it. Just like their trainers.