Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Look! A new thingy!

As summer starts to be in full swing so are a lot of opportunities to grow. I recently approached The Pet Lovers Tribe on Periscope and have submitted a few show ideas. They are interested in having a "bird expert" add a show. I've seen a bird person on there before doing work with rescue birds. They haven't been posting any videos recently so I'm wondering if that's why The Petscope TV needs a new bird person? Either way they have been working with me to develop my broadcasting skills so that I can have a great broadcast on a live streaming Network. They're a great group of people and you should go visit them on the Periscope app sometime. The show that I'm auditioning for will focus on bird care such as feeding, cleaning, compatibility with other species, personal experience, and of course lots and lots of behavior topics, which is where my specialty truly lies. I will still be doing broadcasts about dogs and other things in my life on my personal channel.

My periscope - www.periscope.tv/bigbirdcaitlin

The pet lovers tribe - http://www.thepetscopetv.com/

I'm also getting some really cute puppies in my puppy classes, I'm going to ask if I can share some of the pictures with you. Oh my God your heart will melt!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Just Updated! Online Classes to Fit Your Schedule and Budget!

Is your pet well behaved but you want it to do just one behavior? This is your class! 

Individual Skillset Classes

1-3 weeks


What you will need:

A Journal/pencil
Skype and webcam (if you are located outside PA)
Camera to record training sessions
A YouTube account
A Paypal account
A knowledge of your pet's favorite reinforcers
One hour a week for phone calls (FPR birds are limited to 30 min)
5-15 min for training homework 3-7 times a week
Veterinary information

  1. Target Training Class
  2. Step up Class (Target training class required)
  3. Station Training Class
  4. Trick Training Class 1 (Turn around, ring a bell on cue, wave hello)
  5. Trick Training Class 2 (Color discrimination, fetch, hang loose)
  6. Learning Indoor Recall 1, 2, and 3

Sunday, April 10, 2016

How to safely hand food to a bitey parrot

Just wanted to share a short "How To" video if you want to train a bite prone parrot, without getting bit. In my consultation services I am often given the challenge to help people build relationships with birds that don't fully trust people. Before training the bird to do anything the human caretaker needs assistance, and sometimes confidence building. In this video Christy shows the exact way to hand a parrot something without taking the risk of being bit. Way to go Christy!