Do you want help to solve behavior problems like shifting? Aggressive behavior? Fear responses? Group dynamics? Non-compliance? Aberrant behaviors? And much more!
Would you like to be able to train medical behaviors? From scale training to blood draws and beyond.
Are you just getting started in the world of animal training?
Are you an experienced trainer and are ready to move on to more advanced skills and topics?
Are you working with animal ambassadors? Free flight? Keeper talks with trained animals? Would you like to learn about progressive training techniques and ideas for your programs?
Do you want to gain skills that make you an invaluable asset to your current facility or future employer?
Do you just love force free animal training? And want to join others in a like minded community?
Barbara Heidenreich is providing her own original course materials based on her years of experience as a professional consultant previously only reserved for her clients. This includes the following:
- In-depth information on basics of training to advanced topics
- Understand the science of how animals learn
- Evaluation and development of practical application skills
- Step by step instructions for training behaviors
- Solutions for behaviors problems
- Extensive video examples from her consulting work around the world
Customize the learning experience to meet your needs, from 1-minute morsels to full blown courses. Listen to interviews and Q & A sessions on the way to work. Grab a 10-minute lesson as time allows. Sit in on a live training session or catch the replay later. There are multiple user-friendly ways to get answers to questions and enhance your knowledge.
Conferences and workshops are great! Imagine a program that offers that type of learning, enthusiasm, and networking all year long for a fraction of the cost. Imagine content that addresses all your needs and offers new inspiring material regularly to keep you motivated and on the cutting edge of progressive animal training. You get that and more, including instant access to all content.
Enrollment options include monthly rates, annual rates (with a substantial savings) and facility rates. Facility memberships offer an excellent way for organizations to provide continuing education to staff members in an extremely cost-effective manner. (Enrollment is risk free. See the Membership Pause, Cancellations, Refunds and Returns section of our Terms and Conditions page for details.)
The site is now accepting members!
Will I get access to Barbara?
Yes! Barbara is available for scheduled Q & A sessions, scheduled live events, virtual experiences and impromptu chats. Times and days vary to accommodate an international audience and based on her travel schedule.
I’m just getting started, will this program be too advanced for me?
This is a great resource for those new to training. Barbara loves to work with those just getting started in the world of training and has plenty of courses designed for the beginner included in this program. Even better is that you will be starting with quality information from the get go. You will also get intricate details that will help you fine tune your practical application skills so you will be off to a good start.
I’m an experienced trainer, will I be challenged enough by the material?
Barbara has a reputation for innovative approaches to animal training and encouraging conversations that push animal training in progressive directions. She has been a pioneer in making changes to how trainers evaluate and create motivation, especially for free flight. Because of her broad network in other academic communities she is fortunate to find great minds who shed new light on traditional thinking when it comes to animal training. She loves to share these insights with trainers excited to explore what’s next when it comes to animal behavior and learning. These are the kinds of discussions you will find in the Conversations area of the membership program.
I am a behavior manager at a facility, will this be a good resource for me and/or my team?
Absolutely! It was designed with people like you in mind. It can be challenging to find ways to provide continuing education to a whole crew easily. And sometimes you only need a resource to focus on a specific topic. The idea is you can find the exact teaching tool you need in the program and deliver to the right people on their terms. (For example, squeezing in a ten-minute lesson in between keeper talks, or listen to a Q & A session while prepping diets, or analyze a training session with Barbara during a lunch and learn) This program also allows behavior managers a way to experience and learn from others via several features in the program such as Virtual Intern, Conversations and the Community.
Is the material always the same inside once I get access?
No! That is what is really exciting. Yes, there is a baseline of material that will always be available to you. You can learn from this material at your own pace. However, we are always adding to this baseline. The library of resources is constantly growing. Additionally, there are live events such as Q & A sessions, live streaming of training sessions, live streaming from conferences and workshops and more. And don’t forget your opportunity to socialize with other in the forum and chat group. You can also tell us if there is something you would like to see added to the program.
Is the content available right away or does it get sent to me a little at a time?
You do get access to pretty much everything right away. However, we will send you additional special resources throughout the course of your time as a member. We will also send you emails when something new is added to the program or if live events are coming up you can attend virtually as a member.
What if I find the program is not for me? Or financially this is not a good time?
We understand. If you loved the program but found that financially now is not a good time, you can put your subscription on hold and come back later. Maybe you had a change in career paths and no longer see yourself growing this skill, or perhaps virtual learning is not your favorite medium. In any case, it’s totally fine and you can cancel at any time. (See terms and conditions for more information on how to cancel.)
Can I access the content once I cancel my membership?
No. Your membership entitles you to enter the members area and access the content there released prior and during the duration of your membership. If you cancel or do not renew your membership you will no longer be able to access the content inside the site.