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Old 12-26-2017, 07:22 PM
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:29 PM
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Nice photos! Settling in well now?
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:00 PM
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Nice photos! Settling in well now?
He is settling in much more now. He would be content to get scritches for hours everyday now! Step up training is still not going as well as I'd like. He wants to but is still unsure of it. He has done it a few times now but it scares him even though I don't move my arm when he does it.

I don't force him to step up. He has done it on his own a few times now. I immediately reward and praise him. But he is still unsure about it and scared by it.

I've been researching target training. I'm not sure if that'd make it easier for him or not. With time he gets better and better. I just want to make it as easy of a process as possible for him.

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Nice photos! Settling in well now?
He is settling in much more now. He would be content to get scritches for hours everyday now! Step up training is still not going as well as I'd like. He wants to but is still unsure of it. He has done it a few times now but it scares him even though I don't move my arm when he does it.

I don't force him to step up. He has done it on his own a few times now. I immediately reward and praise him. But he is still unsure about it and scared by it.

I've been researching target training. I'm not sure if that'd make it easier for him or not. With time he gets better and better. I just want to make it as easy of a process as possible for him.
update ?

wuould love to hear your progress and which processes worked best (and worst) for the both of you
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Old 04-15-2018, 02:08 AM
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wuould love to hear your progress and which processes worked best (and worst) for the both of you
I just took it really slow with him. Went as his pace. Once I discovered how much he loved pine nuts it got a lot easier. As he got more and more comfortable and trusting, less treats were needed.

He's totally settled in now. Out going, shows off, can't get enough interaction, and flies to people when they least expect it Lol

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Re: Helping baby Greenwing settle in

hahahaha.....lol.......great baby photos!! They are funny to me! you know...........

We are going to have to share baby photos!

On another note. what i might suggest is....

With your baby sitting on your forearm..
Bring your other hand slowly behind the back of his foot.

That allows him to step backwards..

This may have been something I taught Rudy to do, my memory is faded. I have noticed that when Rudy is on my shoulder I sweep my arm behind my head and that allows him to step backward on to my hand. While he will step forward, it is my impression that he wants to move backward more easily and more comfortably. here again this may be how he trained me, not the other way around..

The positive of him stepping backwards is that he isnt as likely to taste test my skin

OH! anatomically because of their dexterity with moving their legs around, I cant see what difference it makes physically whether they step forward, or step back. The command I use is consistently "step up"

Oh wait... in flight.. they fold their legs back.. they push their legs forward when landing..

Here is a graphic example. He is signaling me in this photo. Bringing my hand in from his tail... well it just looks more comfortable for him??

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Re: Helping baby Greenwing settle in

don't let him work out the toolbox! You'll wake up to find your car in pieces! I do love seeing the big Macs, they're so otherworldly to me
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Old 04-16-2018, 11:39 AM
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don't let him work out the toolbox! You'll wake up to find your car in pieces! I do love seeing the big Macs, they're so otherworldly to me
hahaha.. ah yep! And dont let him use the internet or he will eat the keyboard!

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Dont let him use the phone, cause he doesn't like them as smart as he is.
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Re: Helping baby Greenwing settle in

What a cutie!

It sounds like you have the right attitude towards him so I think this story will have a happy ending.
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Re: Helping baby Greenwing settle in

Nice pics! LOL, pine nuts, the miracle treat! Salty would sell his soul for them. Good to read that he is settling in.
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