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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How to Ask a Bird To Step OFF Of Your Hand (And How NOT To!)

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.  Patty's lessons:  1. Hold foot immediately when Morgan steps up (thumb immediately down on foot.) this makes Morgan feel more se...
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Transferring The Bond of a Parrot to Someone Else

During this whole journey with Morgan the macaw, I was getting a ton of people saying things like, "But what if Morgan NEVER likes her owner again?" and "What if Morgan has chosen YOU over her owner forever?! Then what?!"  Here's how I was ensuring the switch of affections: What Patty did to EARN the bond:  Daily Care Patty was 100% in charg...
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A Flock of 5 Moving In...

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Flock: Quaker "Libby", Goffins "Theo", Cockatiels "Tinky" & "DeeDee"  Since I am going on tour this November/December, I decided to have Patty (a blogger from the bird tricks blog) come and live at the house while we're away for 2 years. It was a great work out for both of us, really. She got out ...
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