I knew if I searched long enough I'd find something on the forum on this very topic.
I'm looking for recommendations on this very subject. I see this is a very old post so I'm hoping there are even more recommendations on how to best address this.
Our ARB is doing well with his flight training, but he no longer will stay put. He now wants to come to me all the time without waiting for me to gesture and call him. We is still working on flying back to his perch and he will do this for short distances, but we need to work on it more. Once he gets there he almost immediately wants to fly back to me, though. There are times when I just want him to stay put. What I've been doing most recently is also offering reward for "stay" command while on his perch, but with only limited success.
I don't want to make this a long post, but for background purposes, he is a one year old African Red-Bellied. He came to us from a breeder about six weeks ago. He hasn't been clipped, but was previously not given opportunity to fly much and did so very poorly when we first go him. His flight abilities improve daily. He is starting to get much better lift and control.
I should also add that when we are training I only reward for flying to me when called. When he comes without being called I take him back to his perch and we work on "stay." This may just be a short term training behavior problem and I'll keep working with him, but I'm just curious as to what others have encountered and how they might have handled this.
I was glad to see Micheal had this issue at first and obviously overcame it with Kili.