Barbara Heidenreich Animal Training Workshops

Barbara Heidenreich is internationally known as the generic webinar banner-001.jpgpremier bird trainer. Although pet parrots take up most of her time, she is a major training source for numerous species of animals in Zoos, Conservation Projects, Parks and more.

Barbara is constantly on the move training and lecturing around the world. If you are not lucky enough to see her in person she makes herself available on a regular basis through her podcast.

Barbara Heidenreich

Barbara’s Tips to Harness Train a Parrot.Click here and view upper right video.

SOLD OUT! February 7-9, 2017 “Advanced Animal Training Workshop: Practical Application” San Antonio, TX, USA. Hosted by the San Antonio Zoo.

SOLD OUT! February 25-26, 2017 “The Art and Science of Animal Training Conference” Dallas, TX, USA.

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, 2017 “The 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.


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 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


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!

More events coming soon as they are confirmed or I get more information


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