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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”
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Parrot Training VideoThe first in our series of Parrot Behavior and Training DVD's, this DVD covers the basic fundamentals of training with positive reinforcement.
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Parrot Training BooksReading you parrots body language is one of the most important skills you can learn. Help to build a relationship with your parrot based on trust.
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Upcoming Animal Training Events and Seminars

Bird Training

NEW! October 26th, 2014 "Animal/Parrot Training and Behavior Workshop" Hadlow, United Kingdom. (South East of London) Hosted by Hadlow College. This one day seminar will cover the basics of training, how to read animal body language, how to create motivation for training, reinforcers and motivation, solving behaviors problems and more. There will be live training demonstrations as well as many inspiring video examples of parrots and other animals trained to do amazing things like cooperating in medical care. The seminar will run from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. And will be held at Hadlow College. Lunch and light snacks will be provided. Registration is 70 GBP ($118 US). To register and reserve your spot, please visit this link. You will receive an email once you register with additional details.

Great for zoo professionals too! Lots of examples and discussion of mutli-species training.

Bird Training

November 8, 2014 "Animal/Parrot Behavior & Training Workshop" Norton, MA, USA.  Barbara will be teaching a day long animal training seminar with a special emphasis on parrots at Wheaton College. Learn how to train your pets, solve behavior problems and watch live training demonstrations.The workshop will be held from 10 AM to 5 PM. Cost is $65, lunch is inlcuded. Visit this link to register and reserve your spot.

Check back for Webinars to be scheduled soon for November, December and January!

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January23-25 2015 "Parrot Festival" Houston,TX USA Visit for more information. 

Bird Training

April 4-5, 2015 "Hands on Parrot Training Workshop" Near Stockholm, Sweden More information coming soon.

April 11-12, 2015 "The Ethics of Creating Motivation in Animal Training Seminar" Malmo Region, 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 ( 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 and Carpe Momentum More information coming soon.  

April 13-18, 2105 " Animal Behavior Management Alliance Annual Conference" Copenhagen, Denmark Visit for more information.

April 18-23, 2015 "ICARE Conference" Paris, France More info coming soon

April 25-26, 2015 "Parrot Training Workshop" Finland More info coming soon

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

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