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Hood Training with Positive Reinforcement

This lesson explains how to use positive reinforcement with hood training birds of prey using a few different methods and mechanics.

In these sessions you can see a pretty high instance of arousal with our birds. While this has not always been the case, and in the Saker Falcon example, she was relatively calm, you can see in the final video, there was some fallout with general excitement around the hood with using food during this process.

Positive reinforcement with respect to hood training has its merits, but should be taken in to careful consideration. Our preferred method is to use a hybrid of positive and negative reinforcement.