Click & Treat

Click & Treat

Written By Chris Biro, Copyright 17 February 2010 The question is often asked “Is it important to offer a treat every time you click a behavior?” Yes it is important to follow each click with a treat. The clicker only gains its value as a training tool due...
Clicker Training

Clicker Training

Clicker Training Written By Chris Biro, Copyright 31 January 2010 Success training parrots to fly out doors depends largely on your ability to set the animal up to change its behavior. Before attempting to flight train a parrot outdoors I recommend you master basic...
Positive or Negative Reinforcement

Positive or Negative Reinforcement

Terms of the Four Quadrants Identified Written By Chris Biro, Copyright 5 January 2010 Increase Behavior Decrease Behavior Add Something Positive Reinforcement Positive Punishment Remove Something Negative Reinforcement Negative Punishment A Freeflight list member...
Empowerment vs. Coercion

Empowerment vs. Coercion

Written by Chris Biro, Copyright 2-13-2009 A freeflight list member wrote “I am reading all these messages about the benefit of empowering parrots. This sounds like something I need for my birds as food training is starting to bore them. Can someone please...
Target Training

Target Training

Written By Chris Biro, Copyright 2008 See short video of target training. The term “targeting” most commonly refers to training an animal to touch an object or location. It may require the animal to travel to the object or location, and the trainer may...