First off, this is not an ad for this training pouch but seriously, it saved our training sessions recently.
MANY people fumble or lack coordination in holding treats, a clicker, a target stick, more treats... and then being able to actually use each of those tools successfully and timely!
I've heard of people attaching a clicker permanently to a target stick, or using a rubber band while others use a variety of pockets.
Getting Patty to use the clicker and target stick were struggles of mine. By simply keeping the stick in her back pocket, I was able to get her to consistently implement targeting over luring. But there was still the issue of the clicker...
I decided to get her this training pouch. It made a world of difference once she began using it.
My hard lessons for Patty:
>>>Letting Morgan tell her when she wants to train, and LISTENING to it. <<<
One of the overall harder hurdles we've had between Patty and Morgan is Patty making Morgan do what she wants to do, instead of listening to Morgan's body language and letting her win more often.
The more you let your bird say no, the more it will say yes. Remember?
Adjust, adapt, respect.
Give your bird a CHOICE. The more often you do, the more often it will choose you.
It's more of the same from last time, but I feel like I am finally seeing steps in the right direction to get us there.