“Because I saw you "do your magic" in person, I realized that I would be able to do it too.  I am not sure I would have made the progress I have made if I had not attended the workshop.  I have taken online courses, but I guess "seeing is believing."  I can't thank you enough”
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August 15-17, 2016 "Zoological Association of America Mid Year Meeting" Providence, Rhode Island. Barbara will be presenting an animal training workshop at this event.

SOLD OUT! August 20-25, 2016 "Beyond Basics. Positive Parrot Retreat" Dallas, OR, USA Hosted by Cockatoo Downs. This unique and advanced seminar is for you if you have found yourself fascinated with positive reinforcement teaching and are eager to move beyond the basics, OR have trained your bird or another bird in a skill beyond target training, stepping up, or turning around, OR have previously attended a seminar, webinar, or class where the basics of positive reinforcement training have been covered, OR you feel like you've got the basics down even if you've learned then unconventionally and you're ready to take the next step. This event is truly Beyond the Basics. You are more ready than you think. Come dig into the next level of bird training. Early bird registration will be open on November 1. Visit for the latest information as it becomes available.

August 27-September 1, 2016 "ExoticsCon Veterinary Conference" Portland, OR, USA. Barbara will be presenting a flight training lab with Chris Shank and Pamela Clark on site at Cockatoo Downs for this event. Barbara will also be presenting how training for medical care significantly reduced stress for treatment of a serious illness in a cockatoo. Visit for more information.

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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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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 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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