Nov 15th 2022 4pm – 5:15pm
Nov 15th 2022 4pm – *Just in Time for Holidays!* Introduce Your Bird(s) To People!
These brilliant, beautiful birds rely on me – for literally everything. I am responsible for their joy, for their quick minds and for their health.
I’m responsible for their happiness. And, of course, it is a job that brings me happiness I could never describe!
Aaaaand… I always look, too, at this: is their world getting smaller, or larger?
Are they (red flag!) spending more time in their cage because of behavior problems? Are they less able to visit with people because of behavior problems?
Orrrrr… Is their world getting bigger? Are they meeting new people, interacting well with strangers and friends? Are they seeing new places, learning new things, expanding their experiences?
In this workshop we’re going to talk about EXPANDING their world! More experiences make for a richer, happier life – by learning to socialize with other people!
Sometimes we can’t know all the things, but that’s why there are experts, right?
I brought in the amazing Cassie Malina (a talented and experienced bird training expert, and our Parrot Kindergarten “School Counselor!”) to work with us and honestly…
She’s absolutely magical
Like some fairy bird godmother she fixed us right up and we’ve literally been fine ever since. Force free hand transfers right back to normal (whew!). No more pinches, either. (Also whew!)
So much gentleness 🙂 Happy bird and happy mama!!
In this workshop, our Parrot Kindergarten behavior trainer, Cassie Malina, CPBT-KA, CPBC will show you just how do to that – step-by-easy-step.
Jen Cunha is an attorney, animal cognition trainer, writer, and international speaker, focusing on animal literacy and communication. A “parrot mama” for over 16 years, Jen has been developing cognition training techniques for almost a decade. Her training manuals have been translated and distributed throughout Europe, and she’s been featured in Bird Talk magazine. Jen has twice written articles for the International Association of Applied Behavior Consultants Journal and is a frequent lecturer at science conventions and companion bird gatherings around the world. Jennifer collaborates on animal literacy and communication projects with university researchers, and her research has been published in peer-reviewed scientific proceedings. Her birds, Ellie and Isabelle, have passed university-designed blind tests on phonics and reading comprehension skills and are considered the very first animals who have learned how to read.