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Training all round
« on: June 08, 2013, 03:03:19 PM »

OK it's been training all round today for me, Poppy and Jamie the doggy, I've put Poppy's travel cage in the kitchen so she can use it as a perch and hopefully she'll get used to it, doggy's been told no with any barking when Poppy flies and rewarded when he stops (with Poppy's nuts for now :biggrin: ) I've started tackling the shoulder sitting I've allowed, I've started to put the opposite arm she's on in front of her when she begins to climb to my shoulder (don't know if this is the best way it's something i read on the web) she's flew off a few times but came straight back and landed on my arm, I gave her loads of praise when she stopped on my arm, I don't think she's overly imppressed with me but if this is a good way to stop the shoulder sitting I'll persevere.

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Re: Training all round
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 07:51:58 PM »

 :clap: :clap: :clap: Neil, you're doing so well.  :thumbsup: Everything you're doing for Poppy will help her to become a well rounded grey.  :thumbsup:
I am so happy that you've stuck with it because my four can be horrors and I was on the verge of selling my aviary as I couldn't get dexter into the travel cage to transfer him from inside to the aviary...I've spent a good while now slowly building up to the actual going into the travel cage and now he goes in pretty stress free, so well done, stick at it and Poppy will do really well.its patience, time and lots of praise with our greys.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Training all round
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013, 10:17:38 PM »

Thanks Jo

Wether Poppy's been miffed or not I've had a good half hour tonight stroking her head with her closing her eyes with each stroke, only in her cage she doesn't seem to want to be stroked outside the cage but that's reward enough for me  :biggrin:
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Re: Training all round
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2013, 11:02:32 PM »

Aww Well done with the training :) ahh poppy is gorgeous! If I remember rightly, training is most effective, first thing in the morning and around tea time, and 2 minutes tops of training time is most effective also, like a small child they will become dis-interested if trying to be trained for any longer than that so don't become disheartened if she has off times with you during training, you will get there :thumbsup: xx


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Re: Training all round
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 10:28:08 PM »

Not been to bad a week, dog lunged at Poppy today  :grumble:( that's him he's very arrogant) a very loud bawling stopped him in his tracks, stopping shoulder sitting is progressing, and although Poppy won't allow you to stroke her outside the cage she will to a degree inside the cage but taking every opportunity to have a bite if she can, so tonight i decided to, well...let her...stretched the back of my finger tightly mind, but she was kinda taken aback and mouthed a bit but didn't bite, gosh...more please  :laugh:

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Re: Training all round
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 07:10:16 AM »

Great progress with poppy :clap:
Hope she was safe in her cage when the dog lunged :panic:
Just goes to show its never a good idea to allow your dog near a bird , just not worth the risk
I have a rehome (coco) that is very cage aggressive
I put it down to the last owner allowing her 2 dogs to 'go' at the cage :grumble:
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Re: Training all round
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2013, 09:36:51 AM »

lovely dog he does have the look of been the boss. but please do be very careful when he is near poppy we have add a member who's dog did unfortunately kill a grey it only take's a second for the mood to change,
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Re: Training all round
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2013, 11:14:22 AM »

Yes John we're doing our very best to keep an eye on him I know it only takes a second, I had to make a decision to do it this way because we can't keep shutting him out everytime Poppy is out, we have to get him to get used to Poppy, whenever I try to go out of the room Poppy flies to me to come with me so It's either sit around for hours on end or allow the dog in and allow Poppy more freedom plus the fact we now have four grandkids who spend most of the weekend here so inevitably doors are going to be left open at some point, I know not everyone will think it's a good idea but It's the only way i feel we can have a half normal life.
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Re: Training all round
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2013, 11:30:14 AM »

Your doing great  :biggrin:
I have that travel cage, I used it last summer to take Floyd out in the garden when I went out.  He hates it!  It got to the point where I couldn't even get him out of his cage, he got wise to knowing when I was going to put him in it.  Anyway, that's in the loft now, its too much trouble, instead we haul his main cage outside, over 2 thresholds and down a step :grumble:

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Re: Training all round
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 11:35:52 AM »

you do have your hands full Neil but it sounds like you've got it all covered its not always easy when you have diffrent pets and there don't always see eye to eye we just have to be extra careful , :thumbsup:
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Re: Training all round
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2013, 11:58:21 AM »

Extra extra careful John i think. strangely enough Poppy's never ever growled at him, she did with Janet and me at first but never him. Angel Feathers we're doing exactly the same  :biggrin:
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