Recently my FI and I got a 3 month old green cheek conure named 'Flappy'. He/She is a wonderful little bird and very affectionate towards us and warms up to strangers quickly. Flappy can usually be found sitting on our shoulders as we walk around the house and do chores or watch tv. We really do not have any complaints about the bird, but I would like to nip a situation in the butt now while the bird is still young. In our little family we also have a well-mannered 70 lb golden retriever that really could care less about the Flappy, however the bird likes to walk up to my dog and try to nip him on the nose. Usually the dog gets up and moves to another side of the room before Flappy actually succeeds in nipping him. What I have been doing is picking the bird up (when he is obviously in biting mode), giving him a firm no, and putting him in his cage for a few minutes. I was hoping someone with more parrot experience could give us some more advice on what we can do so the bird will be more respectful of the dog. Thanks!