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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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Upcoming Animal Training Events and Seminars

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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

 

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NEW! August 22-23, 2015 "Two Day Parrot Training Workshop" Dallas, TX, USA. 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.vbsthetrainingstudio.com/#!about1/c1ywx

August 29 - September 2, 2015 "ExoticsCon Veterinary Conference" San Antonio, TX. Barbara will be participating in this event as an exhibitor. Barbara will also be presenting on training animals to accept oral medications and injections without restraint and also a practical lab on creating fear free veterinary examinations for parrots. http://exoticscon.org/

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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
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For other payment options contact info@papegaaienhulp.nl

 

September 15-19, 2015 "European Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conference" Wroclaw, Poland. Barbara will be presenting on Zoo Animal Training: Everyday Essentials and Exploring the New Frontiers for the Animal Training Working Group at this conference.

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NEW! October 17-18, 2015 "SEMINAR ON PARROTS, GUINEA PIGS, & RABBIT HEALTH, BEHAVIOUR AND ENRICHMENT" Utrecht, The Netherlands. Day one offers a unique opportunity to explore intriguing topics related to parrot behavior and care. Get in-depth knowledge from leading experts on behavior problems related to hormones, feather damaging behavior and improving animal welfare. Discover how to reduce and eliminate stress for veterinary care and enhance your bird's welfare looking at the latest scientific data on enrichment. Rabbits are taking over as one of the most popular companion animals due to their many endearing qualities, including their intelligence and trainability. Learn the basics of how to train your rabbit on our second day. Whether you are training for agility, want your rabbit to come when called or need some help with litter box training, this seminar will help get you started.Featured speakers: Barbara Heidenreich, Yvonne van Zeeland, DVM, MVR, PhD, Dip. ECZM (Avian, Small mammal) Bernice Muntz, Sabrina Brando Visit http://www.animalconcepts.eu/parrots.html for more information and to register.

October 24-25, 2015 "Two Day Parrot Training Workshop" Iserlohn, Germany. Hosted by Parrots Parcel. Lecture, powerpoint, video examples, live training demos and hands on training opportunities. The lecture will be presented in English with German translation available. For more information in German visit this link http://parrots-parcel.com/barbara-heidenreich-workshop-2015/

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

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November 14-15, 2015 "Canadian Parrot Conference" Guelph, Ontario, Canada Barbara will be doing an hour long presentation on Saturday on Addressing Screaming for Attention. On Sunday she will present on Training Sirocco the Kakapo and a full day Parrot Training Workshop. The workshop will cover the basics of training, reinforcers and creating motivation, reading parrot body language, behavior problems, live training demonstrations, inspiring videos clips and much more. The conference offers a unique opportunity for avian enthusiasts to gather under one roof to enhance their knowledge about the care, behaviour and husbandry of parrots. World renowned experts travel to the conference and actively share their knowledge and experiences with all in attendance. This conference also provides an opportunity to support a number of avian causes and organizations, in addition to shopping for avian related goods and giftware. Learn more at www.CanadianParrotConference.ca

2016

NEW! April 23-24, 2016 "2 Day Parrot Training Workshop" Calgary, Canada Hosted by Birdline Parrot Rescue Visit http://www.birdline.ca/ for more information as it becomes available.

NEW! June 4-5, 2016 "2 Day Parrot Training Workshop" Saskatoon, Canada Hosted by Saskatoon Parrot Rescue Visit http://www.saskatoonparrotrescue.ca/events-3 for more information as it becomes available.

NEW! June 11, 2016 "Parrot Training Workshop" Indianapolis, IN, USA Hosted by Bird Fever. Visit http://www.birdfever.com/ for more information as it becomes available.

 

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