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NEW! January 21, 2017 Noon- 1:30 Central Time LIVE WEBINAR: Solutions for Biting and Aggressive Behavior in Companion Parrots 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. Includes optional 30 minutes Q & A at the end. Click Here to Register $34.95

NEW! January 28, 2017 Noon- 1:30 Central Time LIVE WEBINAR: Addressing Screaming for Attention in Companion Parrots  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. Includes optional 30 minutes Q & A at the end. Click Here to Register $34.95

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NEW! February 4, 2017 Noon- 1:30 Central Time LIVE WEBINAR: Solutions for Parrot Behavior Problems Related to Hormones 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.Click Here to Register $34.95

SOLD OUT! 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. More information and get on the waiting list for the next event at

NEW! February 16, 2017 “Small Mammal Training Seminar” Austin, TX, USA. Hosted by Gallery of Pets. Impressed by videos of jumping rabbits, basketball playing guinea pigs and agility running rats? Do you wish your furry exotic friend could do the same? It is possible using force free animal training. Not only can your companion animal learn how to do fun behaviors, but you can also solve behavior problems and reduce stress by teaching you pet to cooperate in his or her own medical care. Best of all training greatly enhances the bond between you and your rabbit, guinea pig or rat. Learn how to train your small mammals at this live seminar! Contact Gallery of Pets to register. Additional details coming soon!

NEW! February 23, 2017The Science of Training Zoo Animals” Presented by Barbara Heidenreich, Animal Training and Behavior Consultant. Frank Buck Zoo Community Engagement Series, Gainesville, TX, USA. People who can influence animal behavior are thought to be whisperers, wranglers, alphas, pack leaders, animal communicators, psychic or simply have a way with animals, but the truth is behavior isn’t such a mystery. There is a relatively simple science behind why animals behave the way they do and how people influence animal behavior.  In today’s zoos, science based training technology is being used to encourage animals to participate in their own welfare. This includes teaching animals to voluntarily cooperate in challenging and often life-saving medical procedures such as injections, blood draws, and ultrasounds.  It is also used to address behavior problems, facilitate educational experiences, make day to day care easy and help us gain a deeper understanding of the cognitive abilities of all types of animals. Barbara has consulted with the Animal Care staff at Frank Buck Zoo previously, and is back to observe new training projects. Attendees will get an insider’s view on how animal training is being used to enlist zoo animal’s cooperation in their own welfare. In this fascinating presentation, witness video clips of mind blowing animal training from around the world! More info coming soon.

SOLD OUT! 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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NEW! August 25-27, 2017 “Avian Behavior and Training Workshop for Veterinary Professionals” Dallas, OR, USA. Open to veterinary professionals (or those studying to be) interested in working with parrots. This comprehensive two-day workshop at Cockatoo Downs will include the following: Practicing force-free handling skills with live parrots, understand the principles of training with positive reinforcement, reading and interpreting parrot body language, info and resources to educate clients about enrichment, behavior problems, training, pros and cons of flight, methods of seed diet transitions to pellets, strategies for getting clients to book annual exams. Interact, train, and hang out with the free flying cockatoos. Attendees will also have opportunities to work with chickens. And much more! Instructors Barbara Heidenreich, Chris Shank and Pamela Clark, CVT. Limited to 20 spaces. Learn more at this link

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NEW! SAVE THE DATE September 30- October 1, 2017 “Avian and Exotic Mammal Training Seminar and Practical Labs”  TBD, 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.  Details coming soon!

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