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September 17-18, 2016 "Parrot Society of UK 50th Anniversary Celebration" Chester Zoo, United Kingdom Hosted by The Parrot Society of the UK. Barbara will presenting on her work with the Kakapo Recovery Program on the 17th and will be giving a special workshop on solving parrot behavior problems on the morning of Sunday the 18th. The workshop requires a separate registration. Do be sure to register in advance for this special workshop! Visit for more information and also here.

September 20-24, 2016 "EAZA Conference" Belfast, Ireland. Barbara will be participating in this conference and contributing to the animal training working group and Parrot TAG.

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NEW! WEBINAR October 1, 2016 “Addressing Screaming for Attention in Companion Parrots” 12 noon Central Time. Challenged by a parrot that vocalizes loudly to get your attention? Tried everything and are still having a hard time getting it to stop? Professional animal trainer Barbara Heidenreich has solutions for you. There are intricate details that most people miss that really make a difference. Barbara explains in an easy to understand step by step process what it takes to get a handle on this very solvable problem. Includes an additional optional 30 minutes of Q & A at the end. Limited spaces! Fee is $34.95. You will get access to a recorded version after the live event. Visit this link to register

NEW! WEBINAR October 2, 2016 “Solutions for Parrot Behavior Problems Related to Hormones” 12 noon Central Time. Territorial aggression, biting family members and excessive vocalizations have all been attributed to parrots with reproductive hormones in overdrive. Learn how to prevent hormone amplification and what to do if a parrot is presenting undesired behavior due to a drive to reproduce. Includes an additional optional 30 minutes of Q & A at the end. Limited spaces! Fee is $34.95. You will get access to a recorded version after the live event. Visit this link to register

NEW! WEBINAR October 8, 2016 “Solutions for Biting and Aggressive Behavior in Companion Parrots” 12 noon Central Time. Tired of getting bit by your parrot? Are you stumped by his or her aggressive behavior? Professional animal trainer Barbara Heidenreich has solutions for you. Biting does not have to be part of life with a parrot. Learn 9 simple strategies to choose from to apply that can allow you to enjoy a relationship based on trust between you and your parrot. Watch numerous video examples of successful application of these strategies. Includes an additional optional 30 minutes of Q & A at the end. Limited spaces! You will get access to a recorded version after the live event. Fee is $34.95  Visit this link to register

SOLD OUT! October 15-16, 2016 "2 Day Parrot Training Workshop" Karlsruhe, Germany Hosted by Parrots Parcel. Visit for more information or to get on the waiting list.

October 17-19, 2016 Private Zoo Consultation Europe

October 21-23, 2016 Private Zoo Consultation Europe

SOLD OUT! October 25-27, 2016 "Fundamentals of Animal Training Workshop for Zoo Professionals"Boras, Sweden. Hosted by Boras Djurpark. An intensive hands on training workshop for professionals who work in zoos and similar facilities. Multi-species focused. Visit for more information.

October 29-31, 2016 Private Zoo Consultation Europe

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NEW! December 2-3, 2016  “Parrot Training Workshop & Solving Behavior Problems Lectures” TASC Midwest Holiday Bird Expo  St Charles, IL, USA  Barbara will be in the Chicagoland area with a workshop on parrot training and mini lectures on parrot behavior problems such as addressing vocalizing for attention, aggressive behavior and behavior problems related to reproductive hormones.  Additional speakers include Dr. Susan Orosz and Dr. Peter Sakas who will discuss topics in avian health, Jason Crean who will discuss nutritional topics, and more.  You don’t want to miss this line-up! All Access Pass is just $60. This also includes access to the huge vendor hall with special deals on toys, food, habitats and more. Get your pass at

NEW! December 9-11, 2016 "Clinical Animal Behavior Conference" Las Vegas, NV, USA. Barbara Heidenreich and Dr Alicia McLaughlin will be teaming up for a day of instruction on working with parrots in a clinical setting. This conference includes intensive hands on practical application opportunities as well as lectures catered to veterinary professionals interested in working with parrots. Visit this link for more information.

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NEW! February 7-9, 2017 “Advanced Animal Training Workshop: Practical Application” San Antonio, TX, USA. Hosted by the San Antonio Zoo. This workshop will focus on hands on practical application of training technology. Participants will have the opportunity to train animals in the zoo’s collection with guidance from instructor Barbara Heidenreich. Sessions will include an emphasis on fine tuning proficiency and adding new skills to your repertoire. Registration is limited to ensure more individualized attention. Lecture time will be minimal and focused on more advanced topics such as behavior economics, response choices to undesired behavior, evaluating practical application skills, influencing motivation and more. Registration opens Nov 1st, 2016. More information at

NEW! February 25-26, 2017 "The Art and Science of Animal Training Conference" Dallas, TX, USA. Barbara will be participating in this event.  This is the conference for you if you really want to challenge yourself as a professional trainer. The combination of truly accomplished scientists and trainers raises the bar when it comes to conferences targeting animal training professionals.  Stimulating presentations and conversations occupy every moment that passes far too quickly.  You will leave knowing there is much more to learn and we have only just scratched the surface. More info at


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