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webinarsfinal1 Webinars are presentations you can attend from the convenience of your computer. You can see and hear the presenter, share your own welcome if you wish and interact with other attendees and ask questions. Guidelines are very easy to follow and you can join from your computer, iPad, iPad, Android or Windows Phone and an internet connection to attend.

Recorded Webinars for Sale

The Importance & Effective Use of Bridging

Bridging, also known as a marker, is one of the most important tools we have in the toolbox of teaching animal behaviors. It is one of the most important and one of the most misused, if used at all. A bridge is a sound or signal that tells the animal that a particular behavior is what is earning it the reinforcer. Some people use a clicker, a whistle, a hand signal, the word ‘Good’, and more. The bridge is one of the most important forms of communication we have with the animal. If you are not getting the behavior you are wanting, this is an area you may want to give serious consideration. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Understanding Behavior

This is one of our most popular webinars and often attended repeatedly. In this webinar we cover the underlying reasons to why behaviors exist, the tools needed to change them, and how to maintain behaviors we want to see increase. This is a foundation webinar that should be attended by everyone interested in behavior, animals, and working with behavior. I explain the tools and approaches I use in modifying behavior issues and the details of what I do to keep desired behaviors continuing. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Raising a Well Behaved Puppy

Already have a puppy? Thinking about getting a puppy? This webinar is for you. Set your puppy up for success by learning how and what behaviors to first train and why they are so important. Topics will cover the importance of socialization, potty training, barking play-biting, crate training, recall, concerns encountered in puppyhood, and so much more. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Creative Aviaries & Enclosures

One of my most requested presentations. If you own or care for birds, this is a must see. See photos, videos of construction, materials used, creating flight space based on the individual birds, ideas & examples, and more. We will go in depth on concerns, dangers to address, and prevention. Don’t have the space or budget? Yes, we address affordable aviaries and enclosures and how to get creative with space no matter where you live. Ask questions throughout the webinar. Seating is limited. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Preparing Your Bird for Flight & Beginning Recall

By popular request we have designed a webinar with heavy and detailed content on preparing your bird for beginning flight, flight training, and beginning recall training. There are many elements to consider when thinking about training your bird for flight. Living with seven flighted birds, most from a shelter and clipped wing history, I will go in depth on the approaches of working with each bird as an individual, concerns seen in the avian world, how we work with potential dangers, how flight impacts behavior issues, and arranging the environment for success. Ask questions throughout the webinar. Seating is limited. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Preparing Your Pig For Success

Overwhelming attendance the last time this webinar was given. Pigs are much different than dogs or other traditional companion animals. This webinar will go in detail on different behaviors you will see in living with your pig, understanding its behavior, working with natural behaviors, potty training, addressing and preventing aggression, the importance of enrichment, several examples of enrichment, and much more. Lara will show you how to get your pig to want to do the things you want and need it to do. Ask questions throughout the webinar. Seating is limited. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Teaching Your Bird To Forage

If you have a bird and it is not foraging, this webinar should be top priority in your household or facility. Intelligent minds, such as the parrot need other behaviors to keep their minds occupied. This webinar goes in-depth on where to begin teaching your bird to forage, no matter what age. We will cover why it may not have worked for you in the past. Most of our birds here at the Center have come to us from shelters and no knowing how to forage. Lara will explain in detail all steps taken to teach each bird to forage and continue to forage. We will also discuss how to use foraging to help modify behavior concerns. Ask questions throughout the webinar. Seating is limited. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Training Your Wildlife Ambassadors with Positive Reinforcement

Lara has presented workshops at the International Wildlife Rehabilitators Conference and The Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitators Association on training wildlife ambassadors for public demonstrations with the last workshop selling out. Join her as she presents this webinar on training ambassadors using positive reinforcement and applications in behavior analysis. Workshop content will cover picking the right candidates for programs, and for exhibits, identifying and using reinforcers, creating reinforcer effectiveness, where to begin training, how to work with behavior concerns, and much more. Ask questions throughout the webinar. Seating is limited.

Reducing Aggression with Your Pig

Are you concerned with aggressive behaviors you see with your pig? Is it charging, biting, and head-swinging? Has it learned to squeal and lunge at you when you are trying to get it to do what you want or need it to do? Can’t have visitors over anymore? This webinar is a must for any pig owner concerned with or already seeing these behaviors. The sooner you start changing these behaviors the sooner you will begin to see the change. If you are using force to punish a behavior but the behavior isn’t decreasing, the behavior is not being changed. Join Lara in this webinar as she shows step by step procedures and training she uses to reduce the aggressive behaviors and concerns with the pigs she works with. Get the information you need to begin changing these behaviors today. Ask questions throughout the webinar. Seating is limited. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Taking the Aggression Out of Living with Your Parrot

Are you concerned with aggressive behaviors you see with your parrot? Does it lunge when you approach the cage? Are you afraid to change food bowls or stick your hand in the cage? This webinar is a must for you. The sooner you start changing these behaviors the sooner you will begin to see the change. If the behavior is maintaining or increasing, then this undesired behavior is being reinforced. Join Lara as she presents this webinar full of the information you need to begin building the relationship you can have with your parrot. Lara has a long history of working with behaviors described as aggressive, especially with parrots. Get the information you need to begin building the relationship with your parrot today. Ask questions throughout the webinar. Seating is limited. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Raising The Well-Behaved Puppy

Already have a puppy? Thinking about getting a puppy? This webinar is for you. The things your puppy learns within the first few months of life will remain with it through its life. Make sure these are the things you want your puppy to know. This interactive webinar will give you the necessities and show you how to set your puppy up for a successful future. Topics will cover the importance of socialization, selecting the right socialization class and trainer, potty training, barking, biting, recall, crate training, whining, concerns encountered in puppyhood, and much more. Ask questions throughout the webinar. Seating is limited. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Enrichment for the Advanced Forager

Is your parrot destroying toys faster than you can make or buy them? Does your parrot already know how to forage but your wanting to bump it up a notch? This webinar is for you! Keep your bird foraging or it can resort to giving you other behaviors and probably behaviors you are not going to like. Foraging is one of our favored forms of enrichment because it keeps active minds busy and away from practicing undesired behaviors such as feather destructive behaviors, screaming, and chasing. We have many foragers here at the center, all whom we have taught. The same toys can get boring quick. Join Lara as she shares with you the different toys she makes and designs at the Center for the advanced foragers that live there. Watch videos and see what she does to advance complexities and keep those intelligent minds occupied with a job they look forward to doing. Ask questions throughout the webinar. Seating is limited. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Reinforcers, Reinforcement, & Identification

Bridging, also known as a marker, is one of the most important tools we have in the toolbox of teaching animal behaviors. It is one of the most important and one of the most misused, if used at all. A bridge is a sound or signal that tells the animal that a particular behavior is what is earning it the reinforcer. Some people use a clicker, a whistle, a hand signal, the word ‘Good’, and more. The bridge is one of the most important forms of communication we have with the animal. If you are not getting the behavior you are wanting, this is an area you may want to give serious consideration. Click Here to Purchase Recorded Webinar Online

Pig Enrichment! Oink!

We all know how smart pigs are. An intelligent mind is not one you want to leave idle. Idle minds can give destructive behaviors. Enrichment is one of the most important yet overlooked behaviors we can provide to the pigs we share our lives with. Join Lara as she presents this webinar with videos and step-by-step instructions on how to make your own enrichment, identify potential enrichment, and use enrichment to prevent behavior issues. Ask questions throughout the webinar. Seating is limited.

Upcoming Live Webinars

Off Contact Training

Not all animals like to be touched including dogs, parrots, pigs, or zoo animals. We don’t have to be touching the animals in order to train them. Learn how to interact with the animal and get it to do what you need it to do without the need for physical contact. There are several animals we train here or that have come here for training that we’ve never touched. If you own or take care of an animal that likes little if any physical contact and you want to learn how to get it to do what you need it to do such as move to another area, take its temperature, perform husbandry (grooming) behaviors, go into a crate, or show people interesting behaviors without contact, then this webinar is for you. Ask questions throughout the webinar. Seating is limited. Being scheduled.

Shape It Baby!

Shaping is what you do when trying to train a new behavior. This webinar is a must for all people wanting to know how to begin training a new behavior with any animal. Shaping is reinforcing small approximations toward the desired behavior. Join Lara as she explains and shows videos shaping numerous different behaviors and how she gets to the end behavior. Shaping happens with any new behavior, desired or undesired. Ask questions throughout the webinar.Seating is limited. Being scheduled.   **** PLEASE NOTE: Distributing and or sharing of this video is in violation of copyright laws ******** Thanks for your understanding

Testimonials

The Animal Behavior Center
"Visiting The Animal Behavior Center was like a breath of fresh air. Her passion and dedication for providing outstanding care to her animals was reflected in literally every inch of her center. Without a doubt, she has gone above and beyond to ensure that her animals are never without both mental and physical enrichment. The level of care that she provides for her animals should be the standard. While I was at the center, I had the privilege of watching Lara train her animals and mine and it is clear that she is an exceptionally talented trainer. Every interaction she has with her animals, formal training session or not, is flexible and focused on creating an environment in which they are comfortable and empowered.
As a future veterinary behaviorist, I aspire to reach Lara's level of finesse, expertise, and thoughtfulness in every aspect of animal training and husbandry. She is truly in it for the animals."