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    Hey Goat, hi and welcome, from a fellow Quebecer!...

    Hey Goat, hi and welcome, from a fellow Quebecer! :)

    You'll find NAFEX a great place to learn with open-minded and kind people.
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    Thanks guys! I regained my bird's trust by...

    Thanks guys!

    I regained my bird's trust by tidbitting and moving away from him when he was not acting fearful. It took me 3 days to have him back on the fist, and 4 days back in the house. Slight...
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    Withadrawal of an imprint goshawk: OC ideas?

    Hello guys!

    I've had the chance to imprint my first goshawk this summer and lucky as I am, he started showing more and more signs of fear in the last weeks until he totally withdraw from me...
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    You know, I think I'll get along well with a...

    You know, I think I'll get along well with a goshawk: I can be driven crazy if not given enough alone time myself! LOL

    So the stool idea is here to stay! :) I knew this thread would be beneficial...
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    Wow, thanks for the participation, I guess I'm...

    Wow, thanks for the participation, I guess I'm not the only one to wonder about the subject!

    Geoff, the idea of placing the nest box high upon a stool is genius. How did you come up with that? I...
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    Must have materials to imprint a Goshawk

    Hello all,

    2017 will be the year for me to get and imprint my male goshawk :) After loosing my MHH to sudden death a few months ago, I am well and ready to go ahead to the next step for me. I'll...
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    Hi Alia, nice to see you here! :) Hope Atlas did...

    Hi Alia, nice to see you here! :) Hope Atlas did well after we met. You'll see that people here are very generous of their knowledge (and opinions! lol) and kind as well. Welcome!
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    Hi Brandon, Welcome on NAFEX! Even if you...

    Hi Brandon,

    Welcome on NAFEX!

    Even if you French isn't perfect, you can adhere to AQFA. Maybe half of our members are of anglophone descent, and we have a few who do not speak French at all....
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    I'm so sorry for Ruger and you, what a hard life...

    I'm so sorry for Ruger and you, what a hard life it is for goshawks! I will follow the story of your future goshawk, as my breeder is having difficulty getting fertile eggs this year for my own...
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    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! How??? lol

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! How??? lol
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    Wow, I kinda forgot about this thread until...

    Wow, I kinda forgot about this thread until recently, thanks to all of you for your valuable input!

    So in resume, life with an imprint will imply more daily interaction than with a non-imprint,...
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    Life of an adult imprint

    Hi guys,

    With all these talks lately about imprinting new birds, be they falcons, gos, or sharpies, and the very real prospect of raising my own imprint gos next season, my head got turning.

    We...
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    I was wondering about hooding Jeff: since you...

    I was wondering about hooding Jeff: since you already started target training with success, do you plan to start hood training and desensitizing to the hood? Maybe starting this early could make the...
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    Thanks for the link Jeff, very interesting. I'm...

    Thanks for the link Jeff, very interesting. I'm not very good with falcon's size, but as I guess I would say size 3 would fit a male goshawk or a male Harris?
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    Welcome Karl! :)

    Welcome Karl! :)
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    Jeff, you can't imagine how happy I am that you...

    Jeff, you can't imagine how happy I am that you are making this thread with Ruger! I have been re-reading Apache's story to prepare a little for my goshawk (next year though), and suddenly there...
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    Thanks for your insight, whoever you are, but...

    Thanks for your insight, whoever you are, but yeah that's the way we train when using a CR... No question there.

    And welcome on the forum!
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    Actually, Jesus Rosales-Ruiz and other skilled...

    Actually, Jesus Rosales-Ruiz and other skilled trainers demonstrated that if there was a delay as short as 5 seconds between the marker and the reinforcer, unwanted displacement behaviors would crop...
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    Oh Jeff, I don't know what to say. I feel for...

    Oh Jeff, I don't know what to say. I feel for you. Apache was a tribute to your dedication and training methods, and i was as we all were waiting to see how his second season would unfold. Sometimes...
  20. Repetition of a pleasant experience, over and...

    Repetition of a pleasant experience, over and over and over again, will do the trick. The variations are infinite as long as your intervention isn't an aversive to the bird and it is done often...
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    It's been done, but not for the reasons you...

    It's been done, but not for the reasons you mention. Mainly for creating hybrids of two different species down the line.

    Sadly many apprentices and beginners mistake "imprint" as being friendly...
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    This is a masterpiece.

    This is a masterpiece.
  23. Jeff, no I don't think so. It was an example....

    Jeff, no I don't think so. It was an example. Dillon subsequent post on Premack principle really address what could happen with bating...

    On the other hand, in applied operant conditioning, we...
  24. Punishment is anything that reduces the...

    Punishment is anything that reduces the likelihood of a behavior happening again, and it IS used in falconry a lot. What you described is punitive punishment, when you add (+) an unpleasant...
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    Wow! That's what I call success! Congratulations...

    Wow! That's what I call success! Congratulations are in order.

    Could you grace us with details about the flight? :D I'm starved of falconry, both my birds being in the moult at the moment...
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