YES!! You can train your bird to step up and transfer without coercion or force!
We think one of the best gifts we could ever give our little birds is training them to transfer – to your hand, back to their cage, to wherever! – force free. It’s gentle, safer for fingers, and ever, ever so kind for birds.
In this workshop, experienced parrot trainer Cassie Malina will show you just how do to that – step-by-easy-step.
This is a collaborative workshop, so bring your questions as we learn together how to reduce (everyone’s!) stress and successfully teach our birds to step-up and transfer!
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.