Thursday, May 15, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Jojo is a over 30 year old Moluccan Cockatoo, exact age unknown like much of his history. He doesn't act like other cockatoos which means he was likely caught in the wild. Jojo came to me as a bird needing help. He would run away or attack a hand or perch that came near him, did not care for human interactions, was deemed to like only one type of gender, and didn't seek out human touch.
I started target training Jojo after we built up a significant amount of trust. Here we are working on no-contact step up training. I was very wary of Jojo because of his distrust in humans as you can see in how far I kept my distance from him while he perched on his cage in the photo below.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Certified dog trainer (CPDT-KA) Nancy Tucker reports on Quebec's latest law promoting a higher standard of ethics in the dog training community; the banning of prong and shock collars.
While this is a progressive law for Canada I do not see a strong and concentrated movement of animal behaviour professionals pushing for similar laws in the U.S., which is unfortunate.
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