CPC 2015 Guest Speakers

We are very excited to present our CPC 2015 guest speakers!  Scroll down the page for this year’s lineup.



Workshop (Sun) – 10 AM to 5 PM

Heidenreich_YNAmazon-tBarbara Heidenreich

Are you struggling with parrot behavior problems? Are you wondering how to train your parrot to be more fun and interactive? Or do you just want to find ways to create the best life possible for your feathered companion? Then join us for an informative day of Force Free Animal Training (FFAT). FFAT is the term Barbara Heidenreich uses to describe her style of animal training. Force free means the use of coercion and aversives to get desired behavior are not an option. Instead Barbara focuses on using positive reinforcement, empowering animals to choose to participate and building a relationship based on trust. This results in a well behaved, interactive and entertaining companion parrot. We will explore FFAT via lecture, video, games, activities and live training demonstrations. You can expect an informative, inspiring and fun day of learning.