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Last Post 21-11-2014 6:43 PM by  Bunty
clicker training
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07-08-2013 3:17 AM
    Does anyone on the forum use clicker training.I,d like to try this to curb some antisocial behaviour, and distraction or a firm no isn't working. I've done it with the dogs but have used it to train positive actions but need to work on extinguishing behaviours _ chasing and nipping feet for instance. Any ideas anyone?

    Edited to add, the bird chasing my feet, not the dogs!
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    06-12-2013 4:11 AM
    HI I haven't, and don't think I can because neither of my birds are motivated by food! From what I understand you click the clicker when they do the desired behaviour, and follow immediately with a treat. As mine will not take a treat I don't think I can. However, watching the videos I think it looks like a great method for many birds. So in your case, for example, I think you would be rewarding them NOT nipping feet. You would have to ensure it was this that you were rewarding though...

    I asked about purchasing the video of training abused birds (it's very expensive) on here but couldn't get a very positive opinion on it.

    Would love to know how you get on, if you go for it?

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    08-12-2013 3:24 PM
    Hi Katie you have of course hit the nail on the head.its really difficult to reinforce good behaviour if there isn't a reward they like to act as reinforcement.still looking for something he will sell his soul for! With dogs you can use a play or fuss if that what motivates them...but that isn't high enough reward for him either....boy quite likes banana chips so might give it as go with those
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    21-11-2014 6:43 PM
    Hey,

    Naughty, but I used grated cheese to clicker train my african grey, he loves it when he see's the clicker and the tiny bits of cheese. Its a treat and he's learning at the same time!
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