February 7-9, 2017 San Antonio, Texas
Hosted by San Antonio Zoo. Instructor Barbara Heidenreich

Advanced Animal Training Workshop: Practical Application

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Meet the Instructor

Barbara Heidenreich
Animal Trainer & Behavior Consultant

Barbara Heidenreich has been a professional in the field of animal training since 1990.   She provides consulting services to zoos, nature centers and other animal facilities. She lectures regularly to the veterinary community. She is an adjunct instructor at Texas A & M University, Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences. In her career she has trained animals, trained staff, lectured and/or presented shows at over 50 animal facilities around the world.

Barbara also owns and operates Good Bird Inc a company that provides behavior and training products to the companion parrot and small mammal communities. Barbara published Good Bird Magazine for eight years, has authored two books and guest edited one and contributed to two veterinary text books. She has produced seven instructional DVDs. And regularly teaches animal training workshops to companion animal enthusiasts as well as animal training professionals.

Barbara  has been a featured speaker on training in over 20 countries and has been published in nine different languages. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines. She is a former president of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators and served on the Board of Directors from 1997-2009. Barbara also provides behavior and training consulting services to the Kakapo Recovery Program conservation project in New Zealand.

Barbara has lectured, presented workshops, trained staff, presented shows, provided consulting services and/or worked at the following facilities.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Dallas World Aquarium
Dallas Zoo
Dallas World Aquarium
Santa Barbara Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Brookfield Zoo
Caldwell Zoo
Curacao Zoo
John Ball Zoo
Staten Island Zoo
Disney’s Discovery Island
Marine World Africa USA
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Tautphaus Park Zoo
Gulf Park Marine World
Perth Zoo in Australia
Ocean Park in Hong Kong
Umgeni River Bird Park in South Africa
Africam Safari in Puebla Mexico
Vallarta Adventures in Mexico
Auckland Zoo in New Zealand
Xcaret in Mexico
Wellington Zoo in New Zealand
London Zoo, United Kingdom
Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark
Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Ranch
Austin Zoo
Walsrode Bird Park in Germany
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Helsinki Zoo, Finland
Auckland Zoo, New Zealand
Mill Mountain Zoo
Dublin Zoo, Ireland
Zoo Heidelberg, Germany
Taman Safari Indonesia
Fota Wildlife Park Ireland
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

Conservation Projects:
The Kakapo Recovery Program
The Bird Endowment

Veterinary Teaching Hospitals and Universities:
University of North Texas - Denton Psychology Dept. O.R.C.A.
University of North Carolina Veterinary Medicine at Raleigh Durham
University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical School
Cornell University Veterinary Medical School
University of Vienna, Austria
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Shuttleworth College Bedfordshire, England, UK
Hadlow College, Hadlow, England, UK

Adjunct Instructor
Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical School

Parrot Sanctuaries/Rescues
Tucson Avian Rescue and Adoption Foundation
Parrots and People
The Gabriel Foundation
Best Friends Sanctuary Garden
Phoenix Landing Helping Parrots
Parrots First
Mickaboo Companion Parrot Rescue
Parrot University
Cockatoo Downs
National Parrot Rescue and Preservation Foundation

Resorts & Leisure Destinations
Horseshoe Bay Resort
Westside Tennis and Fitness
State Fair of Texas

Animal Education Centers:
Earth Rangers in Canada
Kaytee Learning Center
Hoo Haven
Science Center of Western Virginia

For more on Barbara's credentials, please visit this link