Video 2: BEGINNING TRICKS - This video presents training techniques which are essential for any training. Topics covered are: The praise/reward system, appropriate rewards to use, the training diet, how to give commands and signals, getting ready for trick training - what constitutes a tame bird, the training area, props, and demonstrations of how to teach your parrot those first important tricks: the turnaround, shaking hands, waving, the kiss, the wishing well, forward rolls, backward flips and the dismount are all demonstrated plus many more!
It presents basic training techniques which are essential for any trick training. The tricks taught in the videos use positive reinforcement methods only. Anything involving punishment is counterproductive with birds, and is not used or recommended. Topics covered are: appropriate rewards to use, how to give commands and signals, what constitutues a tame bird, the training area, length of training sessions, and step-by-step demonstrations of how to teach your parrot those first important tricks: the turn-around, (always an excellent first trick), shake hands, the wave (which can be used as hello, goodbye or even a salute), the kiss, wishing well, forward rolls, the dismount, and backward flips, plus others.
A word about the Trainer on the videos: Professional animal trainer Tani Robar shares her favorite bird tricks with you in these fun videos. Tani has spent years training performing animals and teaching others to train their animals. She has been acclaimed for her uncanny ability to develop and perfect unique training methods that allow her students to teach their pets an almost unlimited variety of skills and tricks. In 2003 Tani was honored on National Television winning the wild card award on the popular weekly show - PET STAR airing on the Animal Planet network. She also appears and performs worldwide for audiences of all ages.