Avian Welfare Canada Inc.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Articles by  Barbara Heidenreich

(Avian Welfare Canada is a Good Bird Inc. Affiliate.  Any of Barbara’s teaching tools purchased through the website link below will generate a donation for our organization).



Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the
first gate, ask yourself 'Is it true?' At the second gate ask, 'Is it
necessary?' At the third gate ask, 'Is it kind?"

Barbara Heidenreich has been a professional in the field of animal training since 1990. She owns and operates a company, Good Bird, Inc., that provides behavior and training products to the companion parrot community. These products include Good Bird Magazine, books, videos, and training/behavior workshops. Barbara has provided behavior workshops and/or animal training presentations at the Association of Avian Veterinarians conference, The American Federation of Aviculture conference, The International Parrot Conference at Loro Parque, Parrot Festival, The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators conference, American Association of Zoo Keepers conference, Association of Zoos and Aquariums conference, The Parrot Society of Australia conference and many more. She is the past president of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (www.IAATE.org) and has been on the Board of Directors since 1997. Her expertise has been utilized by the US Dept. of Agriculture, Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous international professional organizations.


All articles reprinted with Barbara’s kind permission 

Please click on the link below (documents are in PDF format)

Positive Reinforcement Training


What is Wrong with the Step Up Command?




 The links below will take you to an external website) 


Introducing Parrots and Children 




Visiting New Environments




Harness Training your Parrot




Preventing the One Person Parrot




Training Your Parrot to Love a Towel




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