Mekuti Fake Hands (Assessor Hands) are an essential tool for all rescue centres and animal behaviour practitioners.
They are designed to give a nervous or wild animal an opportunity
to learn new ways of coping with both touch and people.
Our hands are constantly giving off information (e.g. heat/cold and even static) which can be sensed by the dog. The Mekuti Assessor Hand
You are able to touch the animal whilst remaining in full view of them – nervous animals can react
more fearfully when they feel crowded and the hand gives them the space to think and breathe.
How many times have you worked with a potentially aggressive animal and worried about being bitten?
With the Mekuti Assessor Hand
you can be close to them and feel confident that if you do go further than they can handle the only bite marks will be in the rubber!
They will pick up on your confidence and feel more comfortable with you there. You will also not be tempted to pull the hand away quickly
and stimulate the chase instinct (especially in cats).