In my attempts to catch Cressi saying her name, I ended up teaching her to shake her head "no". I know, sounds crazy, right? But every time I would take Cressi out to have 'training session', she would offer everything BUT saying her name. I noticed how often she naturally shakes her head, and I decided to capture it. I figured that since I'm teaching her a physical behavior (head shake) and a vocal behavior (her saying her name) that they were different enough she would not get confused in the training process.
Cressi finds shaking her head much easier so she offers it more. Making it easy for me to capture and finally, put on cue.
I only had 3 training sessions before I started implementing the cue for her, because she got right to the 'begging' phase so quickly (unlike with her talking.)
The cue I decided on, is a twisting of my fist. Here is Cressi's head shake on cue:
She literally learned this trick in 5 training sessions that were all under four minutes long. If you are unsure how to go about using Capturing as a training method, check out our Parrot Ownership Guide. It has an entire section on how to use capturing properly to train behaviors, especially those that are unique to your bird.