Barbara Heidenreich

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Gender Female
Occupation Professional Animal Training
Introduction Barbara Heidenreich has been a professional in the field of animal training since 1990. She is an adjunct instructor at Texas A & M University. She is the President of Good Bird Inc (, a company that provides parrot behavior and training products to the companion parrot community. These products include Good Bird Magazine, books, videos, and parrot training workshops. Barbara Heidenreich has been a featured speaker on animal training on six continents and has been published in nine different languages. Barbara Heidenreich 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 consults on animal training in zoos, nature centers and other animal related facilities. She has been a part of the development and production of more than 15 different free flight education programs and has worked with over 40 different animal facilities. In her career she has trained animals, trained staff, and/or presented shows at facilities around the world.
Interests Positive reinforcement training for Companion parrots.