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Welcome to TP. As for training methods, the best one, by far, is that based on positivie reinforcement. Here you will find lots of information.
Take a look on the internet on the articles from Susan G. Friedman, Bob Bailey... and remember that training is similar for any species (not only parrots), so you can begin by reading the Karen Pryor master piece, "Donīt shoot the dog".
I do have a blog about parrot training specifically, but is in Spanish. However I am begining an English version. You can check them if you want (see my signature).
Anyway, the golden rules are:
- Treat any response you want to be repeated and ignore any response you dislike,
- Be a splitter, not a lumper: break any "trick" you want to train into tiny pieces, so the animal learn in baby steps, meaning it can have a high rate of reinforcement.
- Be patient, let the parrot set the pace.
- Have fun while training (both u and your animals).
Anyway, welcome on board.