I'm started to absolutely fall madly in love with my drake He's not poultry, he's a pet, you know how it can be. He was my first duckling I ever raised from a tiny little baby and he seems to love me too. He follows me around and wags his tail and begs for treats and I can even grab him and give him scratches and cuddles. He really likes it when I rub his carbuncles! (I really hope carbuncles are what I remember them to be....) Anyway now he's becoming a lot more of a pet I was thinking about training him a little. He seems trainABLE because we got him to stop negative behaviours - but how to instill new ones? Like my husband would allow him inside to be with me if he learned to poop outside and not wherever. Which, well... ducks. Is that even possible? I heard chickens can learn! Ducks seem smarter. I'm already teaching him to bow for his food by holding it up high and then lowering it below his chest a couple times before I feed it to him. So now he dips his head twice before grabbing treats.... so he can learn... I'm obsessed aren't I? He's like a PUPPY though - just like one. 'cept he has feathers and hisses. But he barks! And he protects! And he loves to play!