How to train a monkey?
The first task of the teacher is to make the monkey feel itself comfortable in its new surroundings. This is the most important and most difficult part of training monkeys. This is established by taking good care of the monkey and never punishing or hitting it.
The basic training starts with a wooden box with a steel pole in it. On this pole, a coconut is mounted in such a way that it can turn. The trainer starts to turn the coconut by hand a safe distance from the monkey. After doing this for a few days, the monkey gets curious and wants to try this also. Now the trainer is able to take the monkey and put the animal between his/her legs, holding the box in front of the monkey. Normally it is enough to guide the hand of the monkey and make it touch the coconut.