Recently I've restarted working on training my GCC Ben. I have absolutely no training experience whatsoever, I have done a good deal of research on it. When I first got him (in August) I started target training with a stick. He got really aggressive with the stick so I decided to give it a break and work more on our relationship rather than real training. I got the stick back out today and he's not as bad but he still gets really aggressive with it, and he gets worse and worse as we continue. When he gets really bad I put everything down and sit on the couch until he seems to calm down but it doesn't last very long. He has no problem going after the stick even when there's not a treat involved so I don't know if he's "trained" or if he just really wants to bite the stick. I started trying to get him to turn around, he picked it up fairly quickly but the aggressiveness is still an issue. Sometimes he gets so crazy he'll bite my fingers as I'm offering the treat. I feel like I'm not training him, he's not learning, he just wants to bite the stick and then I happen to give him a treat when he does. He's not normally very aggressive and doesn't really bite unless I miss a warning sign (and I'm still working on that too). I think having the treats around is what makes him crazy even though I don't reward him for being aggressive or biting. He gets so obsessed with the treats that he just goes crazy. I don't know how to get him to stay calm, or how to train him in a way that won't cause this aggression. I want to train him for his mental health and to strengthen our bond, I don't need him to do anything fancy, I don't really care if he learns any tricks at all, I just thought training was supposed to be part of a healthy birds life. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated, thanks!