Cicero Veterinary Clinic - Ellen K. Cook, DVM

Order Dr. Cook's DVD, Happily Ever After ... A Learning Game!

Companion Parrot Media

Companion Parrot Media was established in 2006.

Dr. Ellen K. Cook and Shirley J. Morgan are the owners and partners.

DVD: Happily Ever After with Parrots ... A Learning Game
by Ellen K. Cook, D.V.M., Member AAV

Teach Train Parrots

Click the disc above to watch the video trailer, review the chapters, and order your copy!

Teach you parrot these behaviors with positive reinforcement techniques!


What exactly is Positive Reinforcement?
Introducing the Clicker
Targeting - The first step to learning new behavior
Older birds - Learning is fun for you and your bird!
Introducing New Objects
Nail Trimming - Build trust and cooperation
Home Examination - Keep your bird healthy
Medication - Teach your bird to accept medicine
Bonus: Fun with Parrots! Includes Shelby, Bare-eyed Cockatoo, Free Flies

DVD: Anesthesia, Radiology, Venipuncture, and Microchipping

in a Rose-Breasted Cockatoo

by Avian Veterinarian Dr. Ellen K. Cook

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Anesthesia, Micro-chipping Parrots

We were awarded FIRST PLACE in our category!

Building Trust With Your Bird - One Click At A Time!

Designed and Presented by Ellen K. Cook, D.V.M.

Filmed and Produced by Shirley J. Morgan

Entry created for the Canis Film Festival Clicker Training Contest, 2006, sponsored by Karen Pryor Clicker Training

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Building Trust with Your Bird - One Click at a Time!

Summary: Avian veterinarian Dr. Ellen K. Cook, familiar with clicker training, instructs a young man with no prior experience, how to teach a novice parrot the basics of clicker training. This bird was hand-shy and bit people who attempted to handle her. The film demonstrates the basic principles of clicker training a parrot, beginning with how to condition the clicker, using food rewards, followed by how to teach targeting, and the 'step-up' request. Building trust quickly between teacher and student results in the first 'step-up' on camera, capturing the delight of both parties with successful learning. The film concludes with scenes of the veterinarian demonstrating some of the behaviors she has taught her own bird with clicker training.

The video below is the 2-minute trailer for her DVD:

Happily Ever After with Parrots ... A Learning Game