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...
The Difference Age Makes

The Difference Age Makes

Why Age Can Be A Important Issue For Training Flight Written By Chris Biro, Copyright 2008. Here are the main factors that make training a bird at the natural age of fledgling (prior to weaning) to your advantage: Highest Learning Rate Peak Physical Fitness Parental...
Hanging Out Time & The Matching Law

Hanging Out Time & The Matching Law

Written By Chris Biro, Copyright 2008 A List Member Wrote: “I don’t know if I want to encourage them to hang out in trees. It can be inconvenient if they choose not to respond to a cue to fly to me. On the other hand, I think they must miss something not...
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...