“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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September 19-23, 2017  “EAZA Conference” Netherlands.  Barbara will be participating in the animal training working group presentations and attending this conference. See her topic and presentation description below.

Training Animals to Cooperate in Medical Care. It Can Be Easier Than You Think! by Barbara Heidenreich –Veterinary medicine and force free animal training are two disciplines that are married in their approach of attending to high standards in animal welfare. Merging the practical application of these two fields can lead to improved animal welfare not only physically but also psychologically.  Implementing a few basic principles of learning can often be enough to reduce or eliminate stress for an unanticipated procedure. Utilizing a foundation of easy to train behaviors, such as targeting and stationing can also facilitate medical care. More complex medical behaviors can be built using shaping procedures, some in surprisingly short amounts of time. This presentation will explore techniques used to gain cooperation in medical care via non-coercive training technology for unexpected and planned medical procedures.

September 26-28, 2017  Zoo Consulting Poland

September 30- October 1, 2017 “Avian and Exotic Mammal Training Seminar and Practical Labs”  Oslo, Norway. Two day seminar including hands on training opportunities with parrots and small mammals commonly kept as companion animals. Learn the intricate details specific to achieving success when it comes to practical application of training technology with these taxonomic groups. Learning theory as well as the mechanics of training with force free training technology will be explored via lecture, video, discussion, activities and hands on training opportunities. With video examples of animals voluntarily participating in educational programs, intramuscular injections and blood draws without restraint, participants will be inspired by the power of force free animal training. Suitable for veterinary professionals, behavior professionals, zoological professionals as well as companion animal enthusiasts.  Contact Gry at for more information.

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October 3-6, 2017  Zoo Consulting Sweden

October 21, 2017 “Parrot Behavior and Training Workshop” Minneapolis, MN. Hosted by the Minnesota Companion Bird Association. Join us for a fun and interactive day learning about how to train your parrot and address common behavior problems. More information can be found at on the Minnesota Companion Bird Association Calendar page. Registration is open and spaces are limited!

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November 4-8 , 2017 “Zoological Association of America Conference”  San Antonio, TX, USA Barbara will be presenting an animal training workshop at this conference.

November 12-15 , 2017  “International Animal Training Conference” Twycross, United Kingdom. Hosted by the Twycross Zoo. Barbara will be giving the keynote address at this conference. Her keynote topic will address the question: How do I Know if I am a Good Trainer? She will also be giving a second presentation on Maintaining Motivation Using Non-Food Reinforcers. Visit this link for more information

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December 8-10, 2017  Zoo Consulting California

December 12-15, 2017 Zoo Consulting Mexico

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March 24-25, 2018 “Art and Science of Animal Training Conference” Irving, TX, USA (near Dallas airport).  This conference combines academics and animal trainers for a unique perspective on animal learning.  Barbara will be presenting at this event. Last year this event sold out early. Get on the mailing list to be notified when registration is open. Limited spaces available.

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