This ONE thing is the reason you are having problems training your bird.
Finally fix your bird behavior issues, level up your bird training expertise, and most importantly – make sure you are actually on the right course!


"It's amazing how much you can accomplish once you are able to communicate with your bird in a way they understand! I had no idea I was getting in my own way.
Do yourself a favor and get this course!"
-Teresa C.

Do any of these sound familiar?

- You’ve watched so many videos and feel like you’re doing everything right, but it’s still not working?

- Your bird doesn't trust you.
- Just when you’re ¾ of the way through the training and it suddenly stops working.
- Nothing is fixing your bird’s bad behavior and you can’t take it anymore.

- Your bird won't listen to you - or worse yet - you feel like they hate you.
- You’ve tried “everything” and are ready to give up.

If any of those sound familiar, don’t worry – you’re not alone.

This happens to so many bird caretakers - but once you learn these basic fundamentals – you will be able to overcome all of those challenges, gain confidence, and best of all, get a closer relationship with your bird.

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    Here's the truth...training your bird is not about trick training, teaching a new skill, or even a behavior issue.

    Training your bird is about COMMUNICATION.

    When you’re working on developing your skills and building your relationship with your bird, you are faced with a lot of unexpected situations, difficult behaviors, and an abundance of training styles that can get in the way of your training.

    Let’s face it, learning any skill starts at the beginning – learning how to build trust and communicate with your bird in the first place.

    Did you know that even before you start training, you are influencing your bird’s behavior? And that training a simple, basic behavior has a connection to solving a major behavior problem?

    In our Training Fundamentals Course, we share our main points of our training ethos that shape every interaction you will have. The course is designed to take you from ground zero – an untrained bird – to finished behavior. You will learn how just focusing your mindset before even grabbing the training treats can make a huge difference in the outcome.

    This course looks beyond just training and helps you look at all the components of the environment for sustainable success.

    ‘I have learned much from your webinars and classes. I would highly recommend Avian Behavior for anyone interested in building a solid foundation in bird training.”


    About your instructor

    Hillary Hankey

    Hillary Hankey is a world renowned professional bird trainer, behavior consultant, and falconer. For over 20 years, she has worked at and consulted for zoos and educational facilities to help bring adventurous and intimate animal encounters to guests all over the world. 

    In 2013, Hillary founded Avian Behavior International, a bird training and education organization, located on 22 acres in San Diego, California. Hillary spends her days analyzing, studying and practicing the art and science of animal training with a diverse collection of birds in Southern California, while also passionately raising awareness and funds for critical conservation challenges around the planet.

    With a goal of helping to strengthen the connection between animals and the humans that care for them with the most progressive, positive, and constructional techniques, Hillary offers numerous in person workshops, online courses, and is also the founder of The Avian Behavior Lab, where she offers online training tutorials and guidance for animal lovers of all levels.


    What you will learn inThe Fundamentals of Training

    Hint: It’s more than just another bird training course
    We cover five main topics of why a training program fails, what to do when you are stuck, and hidden trouble spots.

    You’ll gain a deep perspective on how and why fundamentals training works for both you and your bird – learning how to create a mindset and training environment that builds your relationship and makes future training easier.

    We’ll walk step by step through the process of each, and when and why you need to apply one over the other in certain situations. You’ll get the know-how required to avoid the common pitfalls most people fall into when they are ¾ of the way through their training.

    I’ll teach you the foundational anatomy of your bird’s behavior and how to understand behavior issues before they get out of hand. You’ll also learn what to look for when you are ready for the next step in your behavior change plan.

    You will learn how to connect the dots between simple and basic behavior like targeting, to solving a major behavior problem such as biting at fingers or attacking other people. When you know the root training techniques, your relationship and your journey with your bird are better.

    This course looks beyond just training and helps you look at all the components of the environment for sustainable, long term success. Questions like what to do if food treats aren’t working for you and your bird, solutions for when you’ve tried “everything”, and how to handle frustrating situations that keep you stuck.

    How this course sets you up for success

    We know it can feel intimidating to train your bird and with all of the information available online, the different styles and behavior philosophies, it can send you down a confusing, one way rabbit hole.

    But on the other side, when you know the fundamentals of training – when you are set up with the foundational mindset, techniques, and expert tips – training your bird can be fulfilling, heartwarming, and exciting!

    This class is only offered for a limited time!

    Discover the fundamentals of animal training using progressive, positive reinforcement and constructional training methods that set you up with a foundational mindset, techniques, and expert tips –so training your bird can be fulfilling, heartwarming, and exciting!


    Single Payment

    $179 one time

    * Lessons including step by step training

    * Teacher's notes

    Have questions?

    Here are some of our commonly asked questions.

    How long does it take to complete this course?

    This course consists of 5 lessons. Once completed, you can put the lessons into practice immediately and will start seeing results.

    How will a training course help if my bird hates me?

    When a bird won't listen to you or acts like they "hate" you, it's due to a miscommunication. Without understanding the underlying fundamentals of training, your words and actions could, in fact, be reinforcing the negative behavior you are trying to change. Once you learn the fundamentals, you'll be able to understand how to better communicate with your bird and build a stronger bond with them.

    What format is this course in?

    The course is on demand streaming video. It includes step by step, guided examples of the content we provide, with proven results from our decades of experience.

    What will I be able to do once I learn the fundamentals?

    This course helps companion animal owners who want to understand why their animals are behaving a certain way, and professionals who want to clarify concepts, dive deeper, as well as teach their staff and friends in a clear and concise manner. Once you learn the fundamentals, you'll have a clear understanding of what your bird's behaviors and reactions are actually telling you. From there, you'll be able to determine what actions to take (or not to take) to train the behavior you want to train. Learning the fundamentals will help you better communicate with your bird, making training easier and helping you build a stronger relationship with your bird.

    How long will it take to see results?

    Once you start applying the concepts that are carefully detailed in this course, you will start seeing results in your animal training practice right away.

    How long do I have access to this course?

    Once you purchase the course, you will always have access to it so you can refer to it if you need a refresher.

    What if I find that this course is not for me? Can I get a refund?e?

    While these methods do work, we understand that our style of teaching may not resonate with everyone. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.

    My bird's behavior issues were really out of control. You not only helped me fix those issues, but you helped me build a bond with my bird. And that's priceless!

    Sabrina O.

    The importance of knowing where your animal behavior information comes from cannot be understated. The experience here at Avian Behavior Lab comes from Founder Hillary Hankey's years as a professional behavior consultant for zoos and companion animal owners around the world, managing a training organization, and living with and training animals just like yours.

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