Charlie the galah. His previous owner took him to the vet to get his darkened nostrils checked out but no cause was found. We now know that Charlie’s liver was causing vomiting that was mild enough not to be noticed. A discharge from his nostrils were a part of that.
I’ve found myself in the worst place to be when it comes to developing a healthy relationship with a bird. My Galah, Charlie, came to me from a decent home but had a rescue ...
I was talking to a lady at work who was telling me that she was beginning to train her new Boston terrier puppy. I asked her how she intended to train it: “Oh, definitely with positive reinforcement, I would never punish a dog!” As she continued to talk, I realized that she took punishment to be the opposite of positive reinforcement. A lot of people make this same mistake.
The misconception seems to come from the words positive and negative and people’s misunderstanding of the word reinforcement.