Lions are ferocious animals. If you end up inside the cage with the animal, it will likely not end well for you. So how do the lion tamers control and tame the lion? Try picturing a lion tamer in your mind: you might see them sitting on a stool and holding a whip. If you are thinking that the lion tamer is controlling the animal with the whip, I will you something: a ferocious lion is not going to be stopped by a whip. But the stool makes all the difference.