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...
To Harness or Not

To Harness or Not

Written by Chris Biro, Copyright 2008 The Question: “I saw in this last post the mention of the use of a harness for restraining the movements of a parrot. Is it common? Is there a site I could see such a device?” I do not like the idea of anything...
Variable or Differential Reinforcement?

Variable or Differential Reinforcement?

Should A Variable Schedule of Reinforcement Be Used?Written by Chris Biro, Copyright 2008The Question: “As advised by a friend of mine who trains dolphins and killer whales, I’m now using variable reinforcement so she does not get a seed every single time...