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The AVian Behavior Lab

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MASTER BIRD TRAINING - all in one place

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Thank you for teaching me how to understand my bird!
Your teachings changed my relationship with my bird.
- Sharon K.

The best training is the training you do

As a member, you'll get instant access to over 100 hours of step-by-step on-demand immersive courses, live training, and a supportive community that will level up your animal training game. Whether you're an experienced animal trainer, a seasoned pro or even if you're just starting out, you'll always know exactly what to work on thanks to our extensive course library. 

WORLD RENOWNED COURSE LIBRARY

Access hundreds of hours of amazing, in-depth bird behavior and training lessons including hours of step-by-step instruction, live demonstrations, and QA sessions.

AWESOME COMMUNITY

Connect with fellow bird enthusiasts from around the world who are just like you in our community forum. Our students are focused on getting their bird training to the next level, but also on helping other students around them. They’ll be there for you 24/7.

FLIGHT PATH

A guided learning journey consisting of 9 levels, each with specific courses designed to advance your training skills and knowledge. Each course will teach you specific techniques and concepts using detailed, in-depth video tutorials.


LEARNING PATHWAYS

This guided learning journey is designed to accelerate your learning knowledge and ability in a specific category or area of interest. Learning Pathways helps you reinforce new concepts and skills with clear instructions to get you from start to finish. Each course will teach you specific techniques and concepts using detailed, in-depth video tutorials.

MONTHLY CHALLENGES

Throughout the year we roll out brand new challenges that are designed to make you a better bird trainer. The best thing about the challenges is that our whole community gets involved, which creates a fun learning environment and accountability when you need it.

DIRECT FEEDBACK AND DIRECTION

Get direct feedback and answers to all your burning questions from Hillary herself, our Community Success Team and your fellow students through our live seminars, the community forum or by contacting our support team directly.

BI-MONTHLY LIVE STREAM SEMINARS

Every month we host live-stream seminars and webinars with Q&A for a wide ranging array of topics, so we can go deep on specific behavior subjects.

BADGES

Earn badges for your accomplishments to keep you motivated with official recognition of your accomplishments so you can stay on track with your goals.

COURSE RESOURCES

Each course is accompanied by highly detailed workbooks including TAB and notation, and multiple backing tracks when needed.

"I'm tired of learning random information from the internet - and still having no direction!"

I hear this from frustrated bird owners all of the time.

They feel lost from the random information. And instead of making consistent progress they can see, they feel like they're constantly wasting time going round in circles.

All they want is for someone to give them everything they need to really take their bird training to the next level.


The problem is one-dimensional learning.

Learning in isolation through YouTube videos, books or random courses is OK for a one off trick. But it’s one-dimensional and not giving you the full picture.

If you want to experience massive gains in ALL areas of your bird training — from your confidence to your skills - you just cannot get that from one-dimensional courses, books and YouTube videos.


It's the reason you feel stuck, frustrated, and have no idea what to do next.

So if you're caught in the trap of chasing random clips and courses, and never really know what to work on to truly level up your bird training, we've got the solution.

Because the Avian Behavior Lab gives you everything you need to master bird training - all in one place.

Flight Path Guided Learning System

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This guided learning journey consists of 9 levels, each with specific courses designed to advance your training skills and knowledge. Each course will teach you specific techniques and concepts using detailed, in-depth video tutorials.

Earn points and badges throughout the learning process to keep you motivated and accountable.

Earn your wings from fledgling to eagle! With Flight Path, you will be able to:

  • Transform your skills through structured, accountable learning
  • Accelerate your progress through levels that set challenging but achievable goal
  • Grow beyond your current level by learning science-based principles and training fundamentals
  • Develop a new understanding of communication with your bird
  • Earn badges for each level as you complete the system

Use the coupon code AVIAN and try out the Avian Behavior Lab for 14 days totally free.

premium membership

The Premium Membership is for people who want a wide range of bird training content -  parrots, birds of prey, corvids, toucans, hornbills, vultures, and more! You are passionate about growing your bird training skills as an individual or progressional. This membership offers additional resources for Professional Animal Trainers and Advanced Companion Caregivers. You also get access to Premium Member Train the Trainer sessions for additional training and networking, the Lab Forum, and live training by our behavior experts.


Facility Membership

A facility membership includes all of the benefits of a Premium Membership. This membership is our best value yet! It allows for one Membership to have several sub-accounts for coworkers or even friends!

Gloria S.

Basic Member

I have learned much from your webinars and the classes you put on the website. It makes me feel better that I am not alone in rearing our feathered babies with too much love and affection. and ...now what! Well, my 27 yr old Goffin still pulls out all her feathers but has reduced her screaming. Those are my two big issues with her...I ignored those screams but drove my mate crazy! Also, reduced her morning wake up screaming. I talked to her, waited for her to stop screaming, went in as soon as she stopped and talked to her.

How do you know a membership is for you?

  • You want to build stronger relationships with your animals through trust.
  • You want to learn new behaviors and progressive behavior change techniques
  • You are struggling to implement what you have learned in your home or team and want professional guidance
  • You believe in positive reinforcement training techniques.
  • You are overwhelmed by the information online and want to learn from a trusted mentor to guide you step by step.

Avian Behavior Lab is dedicated to online learning based on our work at our training center at Avian Behavior International in gorgeous San Diego county, California. Founded by Hillary Hankey as a way to connect people with animals through progressive training skills, Hillary wanted ABI to an incubator for ideas and a safe place for creativity in training to be fostered.

Hillary's vision with Avian Behavior Lab is to create a community where parrot lovers, animal professionals, and behavior nerds can build their skills and find the best information to answer some of the most troubling problems. The Lab offers fast, sustainable solutions for complex issues that face parrot owners with biting birds, animal trainers that want to train their ambassadors husbandry behaviors in addition to their interpretive behaviors, and helps solve animal behavior problems large and small.

Our team brings you experience, wisdom, mentorship, enthusiasm, and creativity that you won’t find just in any old Facebook group. We know you are busy. We know you need results. And we know how to get you there. Time is a non-renewable resource. No need to waste it trying to filter out the social nonsense.

Start Your FREE Trial

Use the coupon code AVIAN and try out the Avian Behavior Lab for 14 days totally free.

What our community is saying...

Melissa H.

premium Member

I also can’t thank you enough for being you. Your philosophy of sharing knowledge and supporting others in the industry, no matter what their circumstances are, is the main reason I was so excited to learn from ABI. To know that I can ask a question without judgement or shut down is very powerful, especially for someone like me who has been doing this for 20+ years but hasn’t always had access to all things new and innovative in training. I just can’t express how much that means.

DIANE

PREMIUM MEMBER

"The biggest thing I did to improve my bird training was join The Avian Behavior Lab. The value I get for my money is incredible! Hillary is a fantastic teacher." 

JASON

PREMIUM MEMBER

"I am entirely in awe of the Lab and the care and attention in the lessons I have watched so far. Hillary and team are truly passionate about bird training and their passion makes learning fun and engaging."

Ready to make Bird Training easy?

  • Inspiration through a steady stream of videos of our extensive daily training regimen with Q&As
  • Step-by-step instructions in our self-guided courses
  • Encompasses a wide range of animals - including parrot owners, bird of prey trainers, farm animals, domestic animals and exotics.
  • Positive reinforcement based solutions for problem behaviors
  • Web classes with Q&A for a wide ranging array of topics, offered live and on-demand webinars and courses that go deep on specific behavior subjects

SINK YOUR TALONS IN

You're ready for this. You've been waiting your entire life.

Premium Membership

$ 399

/year

Full service subscription for access to a progressive science-based community

  • Hundreds of courses to transform your understanding and practice of training and behavior!
  • How to be a Badass Animal Trainer Community
  • Web classes on advanced topics each month
  • Live training and Train the Trainer Sessions for additional learning and Q&A!
  • Private community forum with a video library for expert feedback and guidance
  • Discounts on Masterclasses, workshops and private behavior consultations

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a 14 day FREE trial membership

Facility Membership

$ 799

/year

Full service subscription for access to a progressive science-based community

  • Get up to six team members on board with one single account!
  • Includes all the perks of a Premium Membership
  • Great for zoos, wildlife rehabilitation organizations, parrot rescue and rehoming centers, parrot aviaries, nature centers, and other conservation education centers
  • Incredible deal with incredible education opportunities
  • Wonderful avenue for team building and cohesion

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a 14 day FREE trial membership

Premium Membership

$ 39

/month

Full service subscription for access to a progressive science-based community

  • Hundreds of courses to transform your understanding and practice of training and behavior!
  • How to be a Badass Animal Trainer Community
  • Web classes on advanced topics each month
  • Private community forum with a video library for expert feedback and guidance
  • Live training and Train the Trainer Sessions for additional learning and Q&A!
  • Discounts on live workshops, private consultations, and Masterclasses 

Save on an Annual Membership at only $399

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a 14 day FREE trial membership

Facility Membership

$ 799

/year

Full service subscription for access to a progressive science-based community

  • Get up to six team members on board with one single account!
  • Includes all the perks of a Premium Membership
  • Great for zoos, wildlife rehabilitation organizations, parrot rescue and rehoming centers, parrot aviaries, nature centers, and other conservation education centers
  • Incredible deal with incredible education opportunities
  • Wonderful avenue for team building and cohesion

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a 14 day FREE trial membership

30 Day No Questions Asked Money-Back Guarantee

We feel strongly that the Membership Experience will provide solutions for you. If you aren't satisfied with your Annual Basic or Premium Experience, let us know and we will return your payment within 30 days of purchase. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details. 


A message from the founder

"It's easy to get overwhelmed, discouraged, and led astray by the amount of opinion involved in 'free' advice out there. How much your life can change with experienced mentorship pays back in dividends of happiness and professional growth."

- Hillary Hankey, Avian Behavior Lab


Sign Up Today And You'll Get:

  • Full Instant Access
  • Incredible Support
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a FREE 14 day  trial membership for any membership option


Frequently Asked Questions

So you have questions? Let me try to answer those for you…

What kind of courses do you have?

We add courses each month! They include how to handle parrots on shoulders, working with multiple animals, station training, reducing and preventing bates, how to train your bird of prey to hood, ambassador vulture training, harness training your parrot, working with nervous parrots, hormonal parrots, screaming parrots, and so much more!

Do you have courses I can purchase?

We are regularly adding to our course library, but at this moment, we have courses available only to our members included in their membership. The Masterclasses can be purchased separately.

Is a consultant available for a private session?

Members will have access to discounted private consultations.

Do you only train birds?

We specialize in training birds, as it alludes to in the name Avian Behavior. However, we also have mammals and reptiles on the ranch, and we have consulted and worked with many mammalian species professionally.

How often do you update the material?

We are constantly adding new courses, webinars and web classes, and the membership material is a steady flow of new content. The forum is an incredible community where members can submit media and we will be regularly uploading our training sessions and academic breakdown.

How do I cancel my membership?

We have full set of terms and conditions. There is a 30-day Money Back guarantee for annual members and masterclass students, and a monthly members can terminate their membership, and the membership will end in the month they canceled.

Are masterclasses included in the membership?

Masterclasses can be purchased separately or by members at a discount. They are not included in the membership.

Which membership is best for training farm animals?

For basic training and beginner fundamentals, the basic membership would work great. If you are more skilled and are looking for more advanced behaviors for your farm animals, like working with multiple animals at once, and so much more, the premium membership would work best.

Can I submit my own videos?

Yes! Our community forum is top of the line, and members can submit their own videos for feedback and discussion of behavior topics.

I have budgies, cockatiels, and conures. Which is the best membership for me?

Our Basic Membership focuses on parrot behavior solutions, training, and care. We have many members with smaller birds that contribute regularly and get feedback. We also have a Cockatiel Program in the forums that goes into great depth on our foster cockatiels, and we regularly train our budgies.

If you are looking for community, feedback, advice, and support for your birds, that is a great place to start. For more in-depth behavior advice and bigger discounts on our suite of services, the Premium Membership has much to offer for all.

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