Parrots can be noisy, messing, destructive, and just plain annoying; but, parrots are also scary smart. By using the most effective, least intrusive teaching methods, and learning how to understand what your parrot is trying to tell you, you and your bird can become happy, life-long companions.
The event will be held in the WHS Education Hall and there is a $5 suggested donation.
About Our Speaker
Chris Shanks background in training having attended the Exotic Animal Management and Training program at Moorpark College in California. She went on to become a dolphin trainer all the while caring for her flock of forty mixed species white cockatoos and breeding them for sale. She no longer breeds birds, but does keep up her training skills by working with her flock as well as her horse using positive reinforcement training.
She learns as much as she can about positive reinforcement training–favoring clicker training–by attending training clinics, be they about parrots, dogs, chickens or horses. Chris operates Cockatoo Downs in Dallas, Oregon, a parrot educational facility.
Learn more about her work at Cockatoo Downs.
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