Behavior Workshop: Clicker Training for Parrots

Phoenix Landing hosts a number of parrot behavior workshops throughout the year. Last month, we re-presented “Clicker Training for Parrots” in Northern Virginia.

Clicker training is a fun way to interact with your bird, but it’s also a useful tool for addressing behavioral issues. Our September class provided  an introduction to the principles of operant conditioning and, specifically, how it applies to our interactions with our birds.

In addition to explaining how clicker training works, ideas for getting started, and strategies for overcoming training challenges, the class also focused on interactive learning with hands-on exercises designed to let participants work on clicker timing and shaping behaviors.

Below are the slides from the workshop.



Once you apply the principles of clicker training to your daily interactions — regardless of  your bird’s age or previous training — you will be amazed at how effectively you will be able to communicate with each other, how much faster you will build trust, and how quickly your parrot will learn tricks that delight and amaze.

To learn more about how you can build a more positive and fun relationship with your birds, please check the Phoenix Landing events calendar for upcoming classes.