Saturday, February 15, 2014

Quebec Bans Prong and Shock Collars

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.

Copyright The Sequential Psittacine Blog 2014 Caitlin Bird

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Do you know how to hold a bird?

So it has come to my attention that not everyone knows how to hold a bird. Birds end up feeling trapped exhibiting nervous behaviors when vision is blocked in an open area. To encourage birds to relax raise them up high to your eye level and give them a chance to escape into a world where they can see more around them.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Jojo's a Dirty Bird!

Jojo learned this cute trick today! He's a little slow because of all the peanut butter he ate!

I taught Jojo this trick through capturing a behavior.