Parrot lovers in Austin are discovering that training parrots with positive reinforcement is the wave of the future. When you train with positive reinforcement you can address parrot behavior problems, train your parrot to be a fun and interactive companion and most of all have a great relationship with your parrot based on trust. Professional bird trainer Barbara Heidenreich teaches kind and gentle methods to help you train your parrot. She offers Books, DVDs, Good Bird Magazine and Parrot Training Workshops. Each resource if full of tips and techniques to help you achieve your bird training goals.
If you are frustrated by parrot behavior problems. Good Bird Inc has books to address your needs.
In Barbaras book Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavior Problems in Companion Parrots you will discover step by step instructions to help you address parrot behavior problems such as biting, screaming for attention, bonding to one person, afraid to leave the cage and feather picking. Each section offers an easy to follow recipe for different situations. For example how to address a parrot that screams for attention is different than how you would address a parrot that is screaming problem behavior.
If parrot biting and aggressive behaviors are your primary problems you need The Parrot Problem Solver. Finding Solutions to Aggressive Behavior. In this book you will learn about parrot behavior in the wild and how it relates to parrots biting in the home. Discover different conditions that contribute to your parrots problem biting and aggressive behavior. You will learn how to read your parrots body language to recognize the signals that your parrot might be ready to bite. You will learn about outdated methods to address parrot biting and aggressive behavior and why those methods are harmful to you and your parrot. Most importantly Barbara shares with you a series of steps to help you address parrot biting behaviors. Along the way Barbara shares real life case studies and anecdotes from her career as a professional parrot trainer and zoo consultant.
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Barbara has several DVDs to help you with your parrot training goals. The DVD Parrot Behavior and Training: An Introduction to Training is a great starting point for those new to training birds with positive reinforcement. This DVD shows parrots learning new behaviors from start to finish. These easy to train behaviors will help you learn ow to train, and your bird will learn how to learn.
In the DVD Training your Parrot for The Veterinary Exam you will learn how to train your bird to step up onto strangers, sit on a scale, allow restraint in a towel and even present a foot for nail trims. The behaviors in this DVD will allow you to make health care for your parrot stress free.
Reading a birds body language is critical. This is how your parrot communicates to you. In the DVD Understanding Parrot Body Language Barbara shows you how to read and interpret parrot body language. The tips in this DVD will help you avoid creating aggressive behavior and fear responses in your parrot so you can focus on a positive reinforcement approach to training your bird.
Get Your Bird Back is a DVD every parrot owner needs. An escaped parrot can be heartbreaking. In this DVD you will learn training tips to make it easier for you to get your bird back. You will learn things you can do in advance to be prepared should your parrot fly away. You will also receive parrot calls, written resources, and lost bird flyers you can post all over Austin in this two disc DVD.
In addition to parrot training DVDs and parrot training books, Barbara also has a parrot magazine. Good Bird Magazine covers a variety of topics related to parrot behavior and training. Each issue is loaded with parrot training information you will refer to over and over again.
Barbara teaches Parrot Training Workshops around the world. She covers the basics of bird training, solving parrot behavior problems, creating motivation and more. She also demonstrates live and in person tips and techniques to help you train your bird. To see if there is an upcoming Parrot Training Workshop in Austin please visit our Parrot Training Workshops calendar. If you would like a workshop in Austin please fill out the form on this page for more information about hosting a Parrot Training Workshop.To see the last time Barbara Heidenreich presented a parrot training workshop in Austin visit the past appearances page.