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Discussion in 'The Training Court' started by Monica, 9/26/16.

  1. Monica

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    Someone recently told me that there was only one trainer on the internet that had free training advice. This is, quite simply, false. This “trainer” they spoke of is an amateur that has taken advice from salesmen who market themselves as bird trainers. Not to say that they don't enjoy helping people connect, or even reconnect, with their birds, simply that they [the salesmen and amateur trainer] still have a lot to learn when it comes to animal behaviors and training.

    In response, I put this list together that has a ton of resources for free information! And if you need more personal advice, you can set up a skype call, webinar or otherwise with some of these behaviorists and trainers for more one on one information!

    This is *SOUND* advice from people who truly understand the science of behavior! :D I have also included some additional links with great advice!



    Barbara Heidenreich

    Parrot Digital Media | Online Parrot Media #8 Free! Definitely worth viewing!
    Barbara's Force Free Animal Training Talk
    Barbara Heidenreich - YouTube
    Good Bird Inc - Barbara Heidenreich | Facebook
    Barbara Heidenreich | Facebook
    Barbara Heidenreich | Facebook


    Susan Friedman

    Written Works: Learning and Behavior - BehaviorWorks.com (explore other areas on the site,
    too!)
    Behavior Works | Facebook


    Lara Joseph

    Lara Joseph | An animal training, behavior, and enrichment specialist. (older - still amazing advice!)
    Blog - The Animal Behavior Center (new!)
    Lara Joseph - YouTube
    The Animal Behavior Center, LLC | Facebook
    Lara Joseph | Facebook


    Hillary Hankey

    Blog | Learning Parrots
    LearningParrots | Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/hillary.hankey


    Pamela Clark
    Articles
    Pamela Clark | Facebook


    Steve Martin

    Companion Parrots | Natural Encounters, Inc.
    Papers and Presentations | Natural Encounters, Inc.
    Natural Encounters, Inc. | Facebook


    Phoenix Landing/Jenny Drummey
    (recently discovered all this fantastic info!)
    Articles
    Online Videos
    Phoenix Landing Blog – Helping Parrots (new blog for links that don't work from Project Parrot website)


    The Bird School by Ann Castro

    The Bird School for Parrots by Ann Castro | Welcome | Caring for Parrots | Parrot Behavior | The Bird School by Ann Castro
    The Bird School by Ann Castro - YouTube
    thebirdschool.com | Facebook


    Stephanie Edlund

    Articles – Understanding Parrots


    World Parrot Trust

    Ask an Expert | World Parrot Trust


    Rebecca K. O’Connor

    Heckled By ParrotsRebecca's Books & Articles - Heckled By Parrots


    Vicki Aquino Ronchette

    www.braveheartdogtraining.com
    Braveheart Dog and Bird Training | Facebook
    Vicki Aquino Ronchette | Facebook


    Robin Cherkas

    Living With Parrots Cage Free


    Melanie Phung
    Best in Flock - Parrot Blog | Updates and Musings About Life with Parrots




    Although not about training animals, Temple Grandin has a great book about understanding
    how animals think! Definitely worth a read if you want to better understand your companions! The book I’ve read is Animals in Translation.

    Temple Grandin - Books and DVDs
     
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  2. Tiel Feathers

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    Great resources, thanks!
     
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  3. JLcribber

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    Look no further.

    That is sound advice. :hug8:
     
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  4. HarlowMitsouko

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    Wonderful resources for anyone looking to understand their feathered friend or looking for help.
    Nice work Monica
    Harlow
     
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    Excellent post Monica! Thank you :)
     
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    Would webinars from Barabara be worth buying? really interested...
     
  7. Monica

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    You should watch the free one.


    I'd say yes, definitely they are! But watch the free one first so you get an idea of what they are like. It is in the very first link, #8! :)
     
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  8. Tim

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    @Macawnutz , would it be possible to make this a sticky in The Training Court?
     
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    Thanks! Monica, these are great resources, thank you so much!
     
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    Steve Martin...:batonthehead:

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    Oh my gosh, this is the best thread ever. Thanks so much all of you!
     
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  12. Monica

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    With some help from Sarah (Thank you @Macawnutz ), I have expanded the list with some other great resources!!! :)
     
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    This is great! I keep wanting to send links to other bird owners and have a nice list for myself as well. I love this list!
     
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    Thanks for sharing. Good resources.
     
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    Nice choices, Monica! I also agree with your reasons for not recommending the group you mentioned.
     
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  16. Monica

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    It seems it's been ages since you've been around! Good to see you again! :)
     
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    I will definately be looking at these resources.
    What about the BirdTricks YouTube channel?
     
  18. Monica

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    Negative.

    They have stolen information from other, well respected trainers and said it was their own. They take scientific terms and change the names of them so they can lie to you and tell you it's the industries best kept secrets. If you had the right terms, you'd know it's not a secret at all. They charge more for their information than what you'd pay from a well respected trainer. They are sales people, first and foremost. This doesn't mean that they don't enjoy helping people out with their problem parrots, just that I would not consider them to be on par with the trainers I have mentioned above. Heck, I've seen novices that have better understanding of training than BT does. They used to (don't know if they still do) recommend flooding techniques, starvation and other things that well respected trainers do not recommend.

    I sincerely hope they continue to learn and improve.
     
  19. PrincessBirdAZ

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    :angry101:Well, dang. I've been watching her videos and was enjoying them. I'm just going to have to rewind that, I guess. Currently reading "Sally Blanchard's Companion Parrot Handbook" and "The Perfectly Trained Parrot"-Rebecca K. O'Connor
    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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