Training Sessions That Lead to BREAKTHROUGHS!

Does everyone else feel the new energy about Patty?! Patty still struggles with: Pulling the treat away when it's in sight and in reach of the bird Using luring over training/teaching  Backing up for flights at the wrong time (do this when the bird is about to take off, before the bird takes of or when the bird just takes off but NEVER when t...
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5 Mistakes That Will MESS UP Your Relationship With Your Bird

The 5 major mistakes made in this video: 1. Encouragement placed at the wrong moment. 2. Using the same language/cue for multiple behaviors. 3. Accidental bridging (bridging is marking the exact moment in time with either a clicker or the words "good girl" that the bird did the behavior you want to see repeated.) 4. Not properly catchi...
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There's This One Thing That Really Annoys Me About Parrots...

Photo by David Location: Coney Island, NY Shown: Animal Open House Aviaries My cockatoo, Bondi, makes this obnoxious sound on metal. If I take all the metal away (which is impossible by the way because eventually she will even do it on the cage bars) she will find something to do this sound on. It's like she's feeding from it and no one reall...
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Show Off Your Parrot

Photo by Dave Location: Sandpoint, Idaho Show off: Galah "Bondi"  I love showing off my parrots and they love showing off! Especially my rose breasted cockatoo (galah) Bondi. She is the typical cockatoo - a complete ham in public! She loves having all the attention and will yell, "Hey Cutie!" at anyone who ignores her. Showing off your bird c...
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How to Clicker Train Your Bird

Have you been hearing a lot about clicker training but have NO IDEA how to get started or even, how the heck to do it? Well, I'm going to fill ya in! What you need to clicker train is...  1. A clicker 2. Your animal's favorite treat The reason you clicker train is to teach your animal to LEARN. It is a way for you to communicate with your animal...
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