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Old 05-03-2017, 04:25 PM
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Default What next for training?

Hey everyone, thanks in advance for some ideas here!

Jabberwocky is now a little over three months old and we have had him for three weeks (today!). We have been clicker training him every other day or so and he is great with stepping up, stepping down, jumping to shoulder, and come here (targeted with a finger tap and command).

What would be a good next step for Jabberwocky? We want to play with ring/stack toys and to train him for "so big" with his wings spread out eventually. I am not sure if that is the next step or is that too big of a leap. Any ideas?

So Big - I am thinking of three stages:
  1. "wings" - touching his wings and getting a finger under them
  2. "wings up" - me gently holding his wings out, for inspection, etc
  3. "so big" - flaring and holding his wings out for show


So big like this:
'Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.' ~ R.W. Emerson
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Old 05-05-2017, 03:02 AM
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Sounds like you've moved along spectacularly with your fid !! The idea of doing wing lifts is particularly interesting - and important - because it'll help when/if you go to the vet's.

Keep up the great work

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