Go Home

Is it always a fight to put your bird back? Let me be the first to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way! This go home course will teach you the necessary skills in creating harmony between your bird and their cage.
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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of teaching a parrot to go back to their cage for safety and management purposes.
  • Identify the key steps involved in teaching a parrot to go back to their cage successfully, including using a cue and reinforcing the behavior.
  • Develop the ability to read parrot body language to recognize when they are ready to go back to their cage or becoming overaroused.
  • Learn how to troubleshoot common challenges that may arise when teaching the "Go Back" skill, such as parrots refusing to go back to their cage or becoming aggressive.
  • Learn the benefits of marker-based training, including its effectiveness in shaping complex behaviours and strengthening the parrot-caregiver relationship.
Lesson Series


 4 Chapters
3 Skills
 10+ Videos
Lifelong Access
Meet the instructor

Rebecca Melanson

  • Registered Veterinary Technician
  • Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner
  • Fear Free Certified Veterinary Professional
  • Licensed Family Paws Educator
  • Living and Learning with Animals Graduate

Over 10 years experience working in veterinary medicine and 14 years experience working with birds. Currently Rebecca runs her own training service called Around the Flock and is working alongside DACVB resident Dr. Meghan Connolly to provide the best chance of success when treating behaviour disorders.

Rebecca's flock consists of Hodari (African Grey), Chino (Pionus) and Artemis (Cockatiel). 
Patrick Jones - Course author
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