Because jackpot rewards lead to things like properly shaping a behavior, and random rewarding (a broader version of the concept), I want to leave links to those related resources to expand on the idea. So here are more helpful resources:
Shaping a behavior
Random rewarding introduction
In the following video Patty improperly uses the ja...
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...
The more times you let your bird say "no" with its body language and you respect that decision, the more often your bird will say YES! The more often you give your bird a choice, the more often it will choose you.
This is an incredibly important lesson in parrot ownership. If your bird doesn't want to go on the counter, don't make it. Ask your...
Because the end goal is outdoor freeflight with Morgan, every indoor situation needs to be looked at in that respect. Now what would this look like outdoors?
You don't turn your back on your bird, or stop watching your bird outdoors when free flying. So this behavior outside could lead to fly offs or losing track of the bird's flight pattern....
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...
Everyone involved needed this session to fill their souls. Morgan included.
Sometimes the shorter sessions make it easier to squeeze more positivity into them, and leave the bird and person wanting more next time.
1. Hold foot immediately when Morgan steps up (thumb immediately down on foot.) this makes Morgan feel more se...