Today’s topic is animal segments. When you are a reporter, some of the segments you do will involve different kinds of animals. Sometimes people don’t know what to do with the animals or they worry if they’re allergic to them. This is how to do a successful animal segment.
When you do an animal segment, the trainer or owner will usually come with the animal. You may ask to hold it or pet it, or sometimes the trainer may ask you. If you think you are allergic, let the trainer know either before the presentation or politely during it. If you do pet or hold the animal, respond accordingly to what kind of animal it is. If it is a dog let he or she sniff your hand first so he or she becomes accustomed to you. If you are feeling too uncomfortable interacting with the animal, politely let the trainer know.
What about you? Did you ever participate in an animal segment? What kind of animal was it? What did you do? Let me know in the comments.
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