Parrot Training

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“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”
-Dot
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Upcoming Animal Training Events and Seminars

Bird Training

March 1st, 2015 "2nd Annual Rainforest Parrot Party" Loxahatchee, FL, USA. Hosted by the Rainforest Clinic fo Birds and Exotics. 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Barbara will be presenting a webinar to the group thanks to technology. The topic is Building Trust and Overcoming Fear Respones in Companion Parrots.

NEW! March 10th, 2015 WEBINAR! "Creating Motivation and Identify Reinforcers in Animal Training" 7-8 PM Central. Your Computer. Are you having a hard time getting your animal motivated to participate in training sessions? This webinar will help you create motivation and expand your list of reinforcers to help you get started training the animals in your life. Enjoy this webinar from any computer with an internet connection. No software download required. Limited to 24 participants. 1 hour plus 30 minutes Q & A with Barbara at the end. Register at this link. http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=ED56D685864C

 

March 14, 2015 "7th Annual Art and Science of Animal Training" Denton, TX, USA Barbara will be participating in the public event and presenting at the private meeting on "Weight Management in Animal Training: Pitfalls, Ethical Considerations and Alternative Options" http://orgs.unt.edu/orca/conference/

NEW! March 26th, 2015 WEBINAR! "Flight Training for Companion Parrots" 7-8 PM Central. Your Computer. Good candidates for training, recall training, developing flight skills, emergency recall, harness training & more will be covered in this webinar on training parrots to fly. Note: This webinar will not cover training for outdoor free flight. Enjoy this webinar from any computer with an internet connection. No software download required. Limited to 24 participants. 1 hour plus 30 minutes Q & A with Barbara at the end. Register at this link. http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=ED56D685864A

NEW! March 28th, 2015 WEBINAR! "Creating Motivation and Identify Reinforcers in Animal Training" 3-4 PM Central. Your Computer. Are you having a hard time getting your animal motivated to participate in training sessions? This webinar will help you create motivation and expand your list of reinforcers to help you get started training the animals in your life. Enjoy this webinar from any computer with an internet connection. No software download required. Limited to 24 participants. 1 hour plus 30 minutes Q & A with Barbara at the end. Register at this link. http://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=ED56D685864B

NEW! March 29th, 2015 WEBINAR! "Flight Training for Companion Parrots" 3-4 PM Central. Your Computer. Good candidates for training, recall training, developing flight skills, emergency recall, harness training & more will be covered in this webinar on training parrots to fly. Note: This webinar will not cover training for outdoor free flight. Enjoy this webinar from any computer with an internet connection. No software download required. Limited to 24 participants. 1 hour plus 30 minutes Q & A with Barbara at the end. Register at this linkhttp://www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=ED56D6858649

Bird Training

April 4-5, 2015 "Hands on Parrot Training Workshop" Southern Stockholm, Sweden This 2 day workshop will include lecture, videos, training demonstrations and opportunities to train your own birds. Vist this link for information in Swedish and English http://www.papegojforening.se/workshop-4-5-april-2015.html

April 11-12, 2015 "The Ethics of Creating Motivation in Animal Training Seminar" Lund, Sweden. Help shape the future of animal training! Join us for a unique interactive symposium designed to stimulate animal trainers from all fields to challenge the industry to improve animal welfare as it pertains to creating motivation for training. Learn from international industry leaders in the zoological, research, and companion animal training communities. Explore the pitfalls of commonly accepted practices still in use today, such as deprivation, isolation and weight management. Dissect the other less obvious, but potentially harmful strategies that are commonly used to influence motivation. Learn how these approaches impact welfare and how to transition to alternative options.

Interactive sessions have participants working with colleagues to help define acceptable industry standards, creating protocols and learning how to facilitate change. Participants will also have opportunities to share success stories or present challenges for feedback. This event will be held April 11-12, 2015 in the Malmo region, Sweden.  The date and location is designed to accommodate travelers who may be attending the ABMA conference (www.theabma.org) in Denmark. It is a short two hour train ride from the symposium to the ABMA conference which begins the evening of April 13. This groundbreaking event is not to be missed! Presented in English.  Group activities also presented in Swedish.  Hosted by Barbara’s Force Free Animal Training www.BarbarasFFAT.com and Carpe Momentum www.carpemomentum.nu Registration and more information here! www.MotivationSymposium.com Early Bird Registration only $150 US!

April 13-18, 2105 " Animal Behavior Management Alliance Annual Conference" Copenhagen, Denmark Barbara will be participating in this event. Visit www.TheABMA.org for more information.

April 18-23, 2015 "International Conference on Avian, Herpetoligcal and Exotic Mammal Medicine " Paris, France Barbara will be presenting a 4 hour parrot training lab, 4 hour rabbit training lab and a master class on Solving Behavior Problems in Avian and Exotic Companion Animals. http://www.icare2015.eu/

April 25-26, 2015 "Parrot Training Workshop" Finland Our first day will focus on learning theory with lectures, video clips and parrot training demonstrations. Day two will be smaller groups focused on hands on training. Visit this link for more information http://www.kaijuli.fi/seminaari2015

Bird Training

July 9-13, 2015 "Positive Parrot Training Retreat" Dallas, Oregon. Hosted by Cockatoo Downs. This one of a kind hands-on training experience allows participants to bring their own birds. Participants receive one on one coaching from parrot behavior and training experts. The resident free flying cockatoos at Cockatoo Downs are also available for training. This intimate gathering is kept small to ensure individualized attention.For registration information visit http://www.cockatoodowns.com/positive-parrot-training-retreat-2015.html

Bird Training

August 29 - September 2, 2015 "ExoticsCon Veterinary Conference" San Antonio, TX. Barbara will be participating in this event. http://exoticscon.org/

September 5-6, 2015 "Parrot Training Workshop" Hungary. Details pending.

September 11-13, 2015 "Beginners Hands-On Parrot Training Workshop" Erica (Drenthe) Netherlands. Hosted by Stichting Papegaaienhulp. For information in Dutch visit www.papegaaienhulp.nl This very unique parrot training workshop will have less focus on lecture and more on training, training, training! Reading, listening, and watching are great tools, but there is nothing quite like doing and getting feedback in real time. Due to the facilities large number of birds, you will have many opportunities to train throughout the day as well as watch training demonstrations. Barbara Heidenreich, Bonny Talsma and staff members of Stichting Papegaaienhulp will be there to coach you on exactly what you need to do to improve your training skills. You will learn basic and some advanced practical application skills. We will have some training goals prepared for you, but you will also have the opportunity to explore a few training goals of your own. The focus will be on the small details and special techniques Barbara has developed that can have a big impact on your training. Plan on a fun, supportive intimate environment with lots of one on one attention. Seminar is presented in English, with Dutch translation available. Regstration fee includes lunch, snacks and beverages throughout each day. Once you register you will receive an email with additional details. The price is $250 US dollars which is approximately 220 Euros.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
Register with a credit card or PayPal at this link https://goodbirdinc.infusionsoft.com/app/manageCart/addProduct?productId=458
For other payment options contact info@papegaaienhulp.nl

September 15-19, 2015 "European Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conference" Wroclaw, Poland. Barbara will be participating in this conference.

Bird Training

October 17-18, 2015 "Animal Training for Professionals Event" Netherlands. Hosted by AnimalConcepts www.animalconcepts.eu/ More info coming soon

October 24-25, 2015 "Two Day Parrot Training Workshop" Iserlohn, Germany. Hosted by Parrots Parcel. www.parrots-parcel.com More info coming soon

October 29-31, 2015 "Advanced Hands-On Parrot Training Workshop" Erica (Drenthe) Netherlands. Are you ready for more parrot training challenges? Hosted by Stichting Papegaaienhulp. For information in Dutch visit www.papegaaienhulp.nl. Must have attended the Intro to Training Parrots Workshop to in 2014 or 2015 to participate. This workshop will help you practice training more challenging behaviors. There will also be an additional emphasis on solving behavior problems. Participants will have more freedom to train with less supervision, but will still have coaches readily available for feedback. Training will not be limited to enclosures only with coaches.  Behavior goals will be more challenging and will include training for cooperation in veterinary care. This very unique parrot training workshop will have less focus on lecture and more on training, training, training! Due to the facilities large number of birds, you will have many opportunities to train throughout the day as well as watch training demonstrations. Barbara Heidenreich, Bonny Talsma and staff members of Stichting Papegaaienhulp will be there to coach you on exactly what you need to do to improve your training skills. We will have some training goals prepared for you, but you will also have the opportunity to explore training goals of your own. The focus will be on the small details and special techniques Barbara has developed that can have a big impact on your training. Plan on a fun, supportive intimate environment with lots of one on one attention. Seminar is presented in English, with Dutch translation available. Registration fee includes lunch, snacks and beverages throughout each day. Once you register you will receive an email with additional details. The price is $250 US dollars which is approximately 220 Euros.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS
Register at this link https://goodbirdinc.infusionsoft.com/app/manageCart/addProduct?productId=460
For other payment options contact info@papegaaienhulp.nl

Bird Training

November 14-15, 2015 "Canadian Parrot Conference" Guelph, Ontario, Canada More info coming soon https://www.facebook.com/events/539616259469666/

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