"Champions are born not made," says Nigel modestly, giving his animals credit.
[ADVERT]One example of this philosophy is Dan the Kelpie whom he found at a livestock market several years back. Dan was in a cage of unruly kelpie pups and Nigel noticed he was unusually calm. Now Dan can ride donkey with birds sitting on his head.
"He has turned out to be the most gentle, loving dog," says Nigel. "He won't jump on anyone, just sits quietly and shakes hands."
Nigel has a way with animals, but he also has a few little tricks up his sleeve.
He explains, how do you train a goose? Just before eggs are about to hatch, Nigel bonds with unhatched goslings. He carries the eggs around throughout the day, talking to them.Then, when the birds hatch, they follow him like they would the mother goose.
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