FEAR & AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR CHALLENGE
Learn how to reduce fear and aggressive behavior in your bird using non-coercive negative reinforcement.
“I’m learning so much about reinforcing behavior. She’s already come a long way in 3 days.
I’m learning the power of positive reinforcement (and negative reinforcement) from this program.”
Does your bird show fear every time you show your glove?
Are they too afraid or worked up to eat in front of you?
Not able to step up?
Fearful and aggressive patterns happen for a number of reasons, from stress through wildlife rehabilitation, lack of proper socialization, improper training foundation, transferring homes, and stressful and scary incidents.
Even well-meaning attempts to build back trust can have the wrong outcome based on outdated advice and improper behavior science.
The Fear and Aggressive Behavior Challenge will help you understand how to use non-coercive negative reinforcement to reduce fearful and aggressive responses the right way, by giving your bird what they value, not just food!
WHO THIS IS FOR:
- People with birds that don't step up
- Wildlife rehabilitation educators with legacy birds that have been trained with outdated methods
- Parent-raised owls and corvids
- Free lofted birds of prey and other aviary birds with well-rehearsed fear responses
- Birds with negative histories showing high levels of avoidance
"I am SO proud of this guy. His right eye was removed after a vehicle collision 19 years ago and he has poor vision up close in the left eye. For the 12 years we've had him we have always approached from his left side but it made stepping onto the glove awkward. A couple weeks ago I started work to pick him up from his bad side. This course has helped tremendously and look at his progress!" - Melissa H.
HELP YOUR BIRD LESSEN THEIR FEAR AND
STOP THEIR AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR
It's easy to get overwhelmed when your bird won't listen to you or is exhibiting fearful behaviors.
But by understanding the underlying behaviors and learning non-coercive negative reinforcement techniques, with a little commitment and the right mindset and tools, you can:
Reduce avoidance and aggressive behavior
Train a step up without food
Build trust without using food
*This is a 5 day challenge that will be delivered to you via email. There is a Facebook group you can join for support (optional).
"“Thank you SO MUCH to Hillary and her team for guiding us in this wonderful challenge. It has definitely paved the way for progress with Fish. She has been generally less fearful with people lately and has made strides towards feeling comfortable with others around her “person”. - Syd
“I’m learning so much about reinforcing behavior. I’ve been conditioning my newly adopted U2 to tolerate a spray bottle with the clicker and a food reward. She’s already come a long way in 3 days. I’m learning the power of positive reinforcement (and negative reinforcement) from this program.” - Julie
THIS CHALLENGE IS ONLY OFFERED FOR A LIMITED TIME!
HOW THE CHALLENGE WORKS
Everyday, you will receive a challenge email, detailing the day's lesson and steps you need to do to complete the lesson.
By the end of the challenge, if you follow the daily lessons, you will make significant progress towards your goals!
FEAR & AGGRESSIVE
7 DAY CHALLENGE
About your instructor
Hillary Hankey is a world renowned professional bird trainer, behavior consultant, and falconer. For over 20 years, she has worked at and consulted for zoos and educational facilities to help bring adventurous and intimate animal encounters to guests all over the world.
In 2013, Hillary founded Avian Behavior International, a bird training and education organization, located on 22 acres in San Diego, California. Hillary spends her days analyzing, studying and practicing the art and science of animal training with a diverse collection of birds in Southern California, while also passionately raising awareness and funds for critical conservation challenges around the planet.
With a goal of helping to strengthen the connection between animals and the humans that care for them with the most progressive, positive, and constructional techniques, Hillary offers numerous in person workshops, online courses, and is also the founder of The Avian Behavior Lab, where she offers online training tutorials and guidance for animal lovers of all levels.