|CPDT-KSA Knowledge:||5.00||CBCC-KSA Knowledge:||5.00|
|CPDT-KSA Skills:||0.00||CBCC-KSA Skills:||0.00|
* Courses approved for CBCC-KA CEUs may be applied to a CPDT-KA recertification. Courses approved for CPDT-KA may not be applied to a CBCC-KA recertification.
This course introduces the student to training parrots. It begins with a discussion of species-typical behaviors of parrots important to training, and suitable and unsuitable equipment choices before covering the training of a parrot to exhibit the following behaviors on cue: targeting, step up, holding up a wing, and leave it. I briefly addresses the avoidance of and elimination of problematic vocalizations. The steps and procedures described for training the above behaviors may then be applied to training other behaviors. Species-Typical behavior of parrots Equipment Targeting (grasping) Step up Holding up a wing Leave it Avoiding and eliminating problematic vocal behaviors
Sponsor:Companion Animal Sciences Institute
Contact: James O’Heare