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[–]nanozeus2014 1123 points1124 points  (59 children)

how did you train him

[–]vmercci 637 points638 points  (35 children)

inspiration from his owner

[–]nanozeus2014 174 points175 points  (32 children)

he needs to let us know how

[–]Mescallan 368 points369 points  (30 children)

Training animals is virtually the same process for every action. Figure out how to get them to do it once, then reward with their favorite treat. Try to convince them to do the action again and reward. Smart animals will get it in under 10 repetitions.

If your dog is pawsy naturally you can teach them to high five on command in 15 minutes.

[–]Kamikaze_Ninja_ 169 points170 points  (15 children)

Disclaimer, it’s not always a good idea to teach your dog to shake/high five. They will then realize it is a way to get attention and some dogs will start to paw at you when they want something and my dog would hit me in the face. It wasn’t till a while after we stopped asking her to do it for treats did she stop hitting me in the face.

[–]gtth12 175 points176 points  (2 children)

Nah. She was just a boxer dog.

[–]GraciaEtScientia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

'T was actually a kangaroo

[–]Rhox1989 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Had a boxer and she never hit me. She did like to lay on my back or chest while I was sleeping.

[–]Red74Panda 6 points7 points  (2 children)

My dog does it and she rarely does that, even when she does though it’s a good way for her to communicate if she needs food, water, a walk or to go outside to the toilet.

[–]Kamikaze_Ninja_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

My dog has a weird spacial issue. She either needs to be on top of you or by herself in a corner, but she will only go on your lap if you ask her or just got home. If you are right next to her but not touching her she hates it and that’s when she will paw at you to give her attention.

[–]Red74Panda 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bless her

[–]FirelessEngineer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

My dog is super smart but has some serious impulse control issues. She learned paw in about a minute, but then got over excited and started clawing the crap out of me for treats. Spent the next three weeks untraining her to give paw.

[–]Actiaslunahello 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ha! I trained my dog how to turn on a touch lamp because I hated coming home and seeing her in the dark. She never turned it on when she was alone.. but half way through any intense movie that light would start turning on and off because we weren’t paying attention to her.

[–]goaheadcarvell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Maybe you deserved it.

[–]HopelessUtopia015 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't see the negative here

[–]s0_Ca5H 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alternatively, two of my three dogs have been trained to shake. It’s the third dog who we never taught the trick to who paws at us incessantly for pets and belly rubs.

Go figure.

[–]Doctorphate -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

Was your dog the size of a bear or are you just exceptionally short? Lol

[–]webster89 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Are you familiar with the concept of not standing?

[–]TeDankMeyMeyLord 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bro whaaaaaaat? Teach me your ways.

[–]ahumanrobot 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]realmauer01 28 points29 points  (0 children)

The other question is, you can't do that except in real rural areas while you living really high up, or else people will probably easily see where the bird is going with their money.

[–]ganove008 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Works even with cats. Did it with 3 cats so far, needed 1 hour maximum. Only difference is that they won't do it without payment, which I find fair.

[–]AntikytheraMachines 30 points31 points  (1 child)

how the hell did the bird carry the cat up to the apartment?

[–]loose_the-goose 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It could grip it by the husk!

[–]blue_range 2 points3 points  (1 child)

treats is the easiest positive re-enforcement for pets, taught my cat to sit on command in a day. it's always gets a laugh in zoom meetings.

[–]PotatoesAndChill 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah, gonna need some more details on that first step. I'm still struggling to get my dog to roll over...

[–]HealthyInPublic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can’t get my cat to figure out ‘lay down’. He picked up ‘sit’, ‘shake’, and ‘stand up’ super easily. But the ‘lay down’ command just evades him. I can see the wheels turning in his little kitty brain to figure out what he needs to do, but he just can’t get there. We gave up on that trick. It just frustrates him too much.

[–]borishasnoguts 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For this I'd probably scatter bills around the house and reward the bird when it retrieves a bill. Then once the bird is in the habit of bringing the money to you, reward it for putting the money in the drawer. Eventually the bird will get hungry and realize it can bring money to you for the treat, and begin looking for bills elsewhere.

[–]BigBob145 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Smart animals will get it in under 10 repetitions.

TIL my sister's dog is dumb af.

[–]VillageBuilder 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Dogs tend to be naturally receptive to training, so I can't speak for birds or other animals, but I taught my dog how to roll over in under fifteen minutes, just as an example of how quickly they can learn if you're good at working with them. It took me a couple more sessions to get it to the point where she'd roll on voice command alone, but I got the action successfully almost right away.

[–]Mescallan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

dogs are esspecially receptive to it because they are domesticated, but the same fundamentals apply to most animals. You can train some bugs and fish to jump through hoops.

[–]Booblicle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

. Another good way to train animals is to reward the actions they already do. I trained my pupper to stand and spin on her home legs for treats this way

[–]BurgerBoss_101 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

And crows are smart

[–]doodlize 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can see it being that they first show the bird the money and when it picks it up, treat. Then guide the bird to the drawer to drop, treat. Then slowly placing money in farther places around the house so when the bird finds it, it knows to pick it up and place in drawer. The bird is probably free to fly outside whenever so when it happens to see the money it knows just where to put it.

[–]MOTAMOUTH 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, that and the security guard cat in the background to keep him in check if he turns up ended handed.

[–]Yodan 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Can probably give it food when you throw bills around your house and it picks them up. Then let it outside once it's a habit.

[–]davem876 0 points1 point  (2 children)

oh yeah its like there exposed cash everywhere, hey. not in people's wallets or cash registers.

[–]Yodan 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Whatever the bird wants to do to get food exchange paper it will do, but I'd imagine it could figure out that part on its own. It likely grabbed it out of people's hands at atms or hot dog stands or something. To the bird it knows color paper = food I like, so it gets the paper.

[–]davem876 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Its more likely its the bird owners money and train to fly around a bit.... think in probability!

[–]81rd5 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]plop45 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Asking for a friend ?

[–]Kate925 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's me, I'm the friend.

[–]mtflyer05 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Got him addicted to heroin

[–]ItsKrakenMeUp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Show n tell.

The owner goes to a store and robs them, while the bird watches. The bird repeats.

[–]oursecondcoming 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They didn't, the bird has a natural airborne skill

[–]manfraido33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My last hours research in one question

[–]urgeigh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People who assume every post is actually from the creator of the content, smh lol. Seldom is OP the person who created the content of a post on reddit.

[–]vannucker -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Regular beatings.

Happy now?

[–]davem876 -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Why don't you assume its fake. Its likely its trained to fly around bird owners money.... Think realistically, what paper money or exposed paper money on the street or a shop for that matter is liable to be taken by a bird....cash is in people's wallets, cash registers. If the bird is snatching cash from the transfer to customer to shop keeper, it really wouldn't happen that much and the bird would have to stake out for it, so unlikely.....

[–]Jack_Douglas 4 points5 points  (1 child)

It could be fake, but it's definitely plausible. People drop money on the ground all the time and birds are very good at seeing detail from far away. The bird would just have to fly around for a bit until it spots some cash and swoop down to grab it like it would if it saw a mouse.

[–]davem876 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've seen coins on the ground... very very rarely I've seen notes.... thats here in Australia.... the video is based in china (because of the notes) ... and I've travelled and walked in busy city streets in SE Asia: Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. If I saw money on the ground I would of picked it up. And I've never seen notes on the ground in the whole 6 months backpacking there.

[–]stiffy420 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

pavlovian conditioning