Mr. Boyd, regarding the choke hold: "better to put the rap game there than teenagers."
I disagree. A bear cannot grasp a rap game with its paws. Children need to learn to respect and fear nature. They will, because the bear demands it!
You will probably have to deal with PETA. They will likely have issues with a bear being locked in a shower-sized box. Give it a stool and a copy of The Brothers Karamozov. And at least you'll have a bear who ponders philosophic before it mauls.