Near the end of
this workshop in Chicago, all the formerly frightened birds are
being handled by workshop participants
There's no better way to learn Ken's unique, hands-on techniques
for taming wild, frightened and/or aggressive birds than in a
dynamic, comprehensive, group Workshop. You can attend
an observer, or have Ken work directly with your own “difficult”
bird. Learn the techniques that have enabled him to
turn aggressive, fearful birds into loving pets.
The Workshop will be focused primarily on handling and taming
techniques, and deal with issues of fear (the birds’ and yours),
and aggression. Another major focus is how to socialize a
bird that loves certain family members and rejects others.
First, he handles all the birds until they are calmer, and more
manageable. Then he blends the owners into the process,
empowering them to deal with "difficult" birds and give them the
tools to get close to their pets. By the end of the
workshop, most of the birds will be to the point where they are
being handled by everyone.
Take Off With a New Relationship
The number of birds admitted is strictly limited; we encourage
people to participate as observers, as those who do can
typically gain the
tools they need to handle birds they previously couldn’t handle.
Time permitting, those attending without birds will also get
hands-on with the birds. This serves two purposes; it
gives people experience with the new techniques as it also helps
the birds get positive socialization.
As a workshop participant, you'll observe Ken work with a
variety of birds with different behavior issues. And what
you learn will change the way you understand and handle birds.
If you're part of a bird club, group or expo, find out about setting up a
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Following are some pretty stirring quotes from bird club officers and
others who have attended Ken's workshops.
What they say About the Workshop
Dave Howell, President, Tri State Avian
Society, Tallahassee, FL
"We recently hosted a program and two workshops featuring Ken
Globus. Every single participant walked away impressed and
appreciative. Ken’s techniques opened eyes, and those eyes
often shed tears on seeing an unmanageable bird calmly sitting
on the hand they just yesterday bit.
Ken showed over 70 people how to handle the unhandle-able, tame the
untamable and touch the untouchable. His methods, in the
very simplest of words…WORK! He changes wariness and
rejection into trust and acceptance right in front of your eyes.
If I hadn’t seen it, I would NOT have believed it possible.
What he did at the Tri-State Avian Society was nothing short of
amazing. He worked with over twenty birds and succeeded in
improving the behavior of every single one! I was there.
And I DID see jaws drop. Mine included." Dave Howell
"Just wanted to say 'thank you' for having the
Ken Globus workshop. I was there Sunday afternoon with my
biting yellow nape named Laurel. I really feel like I made
a HUGE breakthrough in my relationship with him. Not only
did Ken give me the tools and insight on how to deal with him
now, I feel that I can continue to make progress with him at
home (And have. Today is better already!!) I
have to say, Laurel would be up for sale right now if that
seminar had not come along. I was really at my wits end
with him and fearful of being on the receiving end of any more
serious bites. Ken helps keep birds in their happy homes
by teaching their owners how to deal with their bad behavior and
correct it. It was obvious he truly cared about the birds
and their owners. Thank You, Thank you." Jamie
Keller and Laurel
brought my rose breasted cockatoo to the Sunday morning work
shop...She has improved so much its pretty unbelievable. I have used your techniques on 3 other birds of mine and my whole
family is in amazement. My B&G and African Greys wouldn't
go to anyone but me, but once I applied your techniques they
were stepping up and being social with everyone. Thank you
so much and I hope you will be there next year. If only
you could teach every bird owner the things you taught
us...there would be so many more birds that could have the
opportunity to live in 1 home forever. P.S. I have applied
these techniques to birds I birdy-sit with the owners
permission, and the day after they take their bird home they
call me and ask me what I did to there birds...They have never
seen them so happy! Thank you, Anastasia Ortolano”
"Hi Ken: Mark and I just got back
from your workshop in Chicago. You have no idea how much
information and confidence we gained from your session.
You gave us tools that we can start using now to prevent
possible future problems. I have to say that if all new
bird owner like us would attend one of your sessions there would
be far less Rescue Birds out there. We truly enjoyed your
down to earth, honest style of helping birds and people.
Thank You," Merry & Mark Ondersma
"It was a very special time for me to witness Ken
bringing the birds and their owners together, and how he was
able to bring peace into their relationships. I know he works
with hard cases and so his methods seem different to what are
the going methods of some other popular behaviorists, but there
is definitely a need in our avian circle for this man and the
fine work he does. I hope others will have an open mind to use
Ken if they need the help. It's a shame that some people would
have a bad relationship go on and on instead of trusting someone
who can truly help.
"I just wanted you to know that I have been
able to use many of your techniques at the
veterinary clinic that I work at. Many owners have
been amazed that I am able to handle their "unhandle-able" bird.
I just wanted you to know how wonderfully effective your
techniques are. Thanks! - Shellie Higgins"
"Hi Ken, We enjoyed meeting you at the
Midwest Bird Seminar in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Your work
with the birds was amazing. We actually came home that night
and held a bird that we could not touch for months! We look
forward to seeing you next year." Mike & Mary,"
"That was the best 50 buckeroos I ever spent!" Cheryl
"Ken, you were absolutely awesome! Thank you for all of your
help with Danny Boy. When I got home, my husband was shocked at the progress
Danny Boy had made from the Seminar. He is now coming out of the cage on my hand
(unheard of before without a fight), walking around the house on my finger
without any restraints and talking about what ever we see.
Using your un-conventional techniques has allowed Danny Boy
the opportunity to break through a lot of fear barriers and become a happier,
healthier and calmer Parrot. Thank you Ken & The Alaska Bird Club for this
unique learning experience. I appreciate your caring hearts and hands for our
feathered friends." Annie Weaver - Homer, Alaska
thoroughly enjoyed Ken's workshop and have been working with my
Amazon 3-4 times a day since. I really wish you'd bring
Ken again and I have a few friends that would like to attend if
that happens. Also, I'd LOVE
it if he'd do a video on bird training because as I work at home
I'd like to "refresh" many things I saw and he said."
Sincerely, Bonne Bell
"The Ken Globus Workshop was amazing! We enjoyed every
minute and I think Ken is a very unique person with remarkable skills. We liked
his "direct manner" in dealing with people and the birds. If we're lucky enough
for Ken to return, we would certainly sign up for another of his workshops."
Doug Brown & Mary Mumma
Hello, Ken. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of
your wonderful workshops. I learned so much and gained so much confidence that
I feel I can tackle most any bird now. I sure hope you make it back up here for
the people who missed coming (and for me). I was so excited that I felt I was
on cloud nine. I really loved the way you worked and how patient you were with
everyone. People are so much more difficult than birds. Thanks again for one
of the best experiences of my life. We all have so much admiration for you.
Sue Towry, Anchorage, Alaska
"It was amazing! We really liked (the workshop) and felt it
was well worth every penny. Angela is able to take Hedwig out of the cage now
without her gloves! Hedwig is also less aggressive toward her. This is a big
relief for us, as it causes stress. We really appreciated Ken's frankness. It
also helped that Ken is so friendly. That can make a big difference for us. We
are able to get (Hedwig) under control by just applying the techniques." Jen
"It was wonderful! A great learning experience! Seeing Ken
"in action" reinforced what I had already read of his methods. I feel more
confident now that I will be able to help birds. Having had the opportunity to
actually learn "in real time" from Ken Globus has been such a big plus! Thank
you and everyone else that made it possible for that great event to happen!"
"Lin, I thought the workshop was absolutely excellent! It
would be wonderful if Ken could come back up! I learned a lot of good
techniques, and have tried a few on Rainy. She is responding pretty well to
them, and, more importantly, the workshop really instilled a sense of confidence
in my being a "bird mom." Thank you so much for bringing Ken up to Alaska!! I
hope he realizes how much we appreciated his visit!" Jessica Wuttke
"I'm still telling people about you, I can't seem to get over
what you are able to do with those birds. It is simply amazing." Mary
attended your seminar in Timonium, MD and was fascinated by
your training and taming techniques. I am working with a 5
year old Hahn's Macaw that has literally been left in his
cage for over 10 months because his owner was terrified of
him after a vicious bite. I adopted him and have been
working with him ever since. However, it wasn't until after
I attended your seminar and applied some of your
taming/training techniques that I was able to establish
communication with him that he is responding to. Now, I can
get him to step up on my hand from the cage without bites or
chasing. It is so wonderful. He has been afraid of hands
and would only accept affection from my cheek, chin or nose
and would come out of his cage on his terms only. I can now
approach and pet him safely and he accepts my hand now like
it was never a problem. I am recommending you to everyone I
know that has a bird with issues." Sincerely, Ginger Tinney,
"I’m amazed at his abilities with birds." Linda
"Ken, Thank you for the awesome seminar! You are much
admired and appreciated by me and of course my little Rico. Thanks for coming
our way!" Yvonne Gonzalez
President of the Alaska Bird Club
our club membership voted to have you as the guest for our 6th Annual
Companion Bird Seminar, I had no idea what that would mean, both to me and
to our members. The response has been overwhelming. Till now, every other
bird seminar in Anchorage had reached a core group of 40-50 people. When
your workshop registration reached over 100 people, I was amazed. I made
every effort to accommodate everyone and still had a waiting list.
The wonderful, complimentary follow-up e-mails are still arriving
letting us know that there are people out there helping other people with
what they learned from you. So, your bird handling and taming techniques
are spreading through Alaska!
When I hear
that people can now confidently handle their birds, when before they could
not, I'm so very proud of our membership for taking the bold step of
inviting you up.
hear this a lot, but I wouldn't have believed some of the things I saw had I
not seen them with my own eyes. The best follow-up so far has been from
people that attended your workshop reporting that their birds, once "one
person birds" are now socializing with ALL family members. Can you imagine
how the lives of those birds have improved by having more people to
impressed me was your ability to determine what should be done by the more
experienced bird handlers and what would work for the novice bird owners.
Not only did you address the birds’ issues, but the owners’ as well.
Sometimes it was hard to tell which you were taming, the birds or
I can't imagine why
you are considered "controversial." I can only imagine those comments are made
by people who haven’t seen you for themselves.
presentation was outstanding. Your results were even more spectacular.
Thank you so much for coming and I look forward to having you back." Lin
I just had to let you know how amazed I was
at everything you showed us at your workshop on Sunday.
I am still so excited about it, that I am telling everyone it
was like watching a magic show and learning how to do the
tricks! You said you
would "empower" me and I believe you have.
I can't thank you enough for all that you
have done. If imitation really is the sincerest form of
flattery, then you should feel flattered, because I would love
to learn your techniques so that I could help others the way you
have helped me. If you start any kind of apprentice
program, publish a book or videos, please let me know."
"I shall never forget what an opportunity it
was to get Ken to work with Missy. What a blessing!
I had tears in my eyes the whole time. Thank you from the bottom
of my heart. Lynn"
(a few days later) "Hello Ken, The workshop was great. Thanks so
much for the help. Now Missy automatically steps up when I open
the cage and actually anticipates coming out. She isn't trying
to bite anymore. It is amazing how a person in just 15
minutes can take a bird so far in it's training. I wish I
had a tape-recording of the things you said and did.
Thanks again for helping Missy. Lynn"
“You worked wonders with the birds. My Mom loved it too.
She’s using your techniques on her new 15 week old Congo African
Grey. Sincerely Yours, Kari Jager.
"Hi Ken, ...thanks for the educational experience. I was
blessed to see the good directions you left the birds and their
people in. It was very encouraging to see them closer to one
another. We can let bad situations drag on or we can take steps,
like the ways you showed us, to handle our feathered babies, to
bring us together with them. I only hope more people will learn
to stop the long drawn out bad relationships and use some good
teaching on handling. I encourage you to keep up your work
and workshops." Walter Bytnar
"I can only describe the Ken Globus workshop as the best
show I've seen since I saw Richard Harris in Camelot. The
man is the most awesome man I have ever seen anywhere in life
not to mention the bravest. I learned many new techniques in
handling birds from him. That man is needed in so many places.
It was such a good show, here it is Thursday and I'm still
reeling from what I saw that man do, I can't get him off my mind
and the things he does with those birds. It was a perfect
day for me and one I won't forget for years to come." Mary
"I would LOVE to see Ken make a return visit to Alaska!
I really enjoyed the afternoon and learned soooo much! It
is gratifying to think of the differences made in birdie and
people’s lives, all for the better. I am sure it saved
Maize’s life." Karen Warren
"I can’t say enough about this past weekend’s workshop.
Ken was great. His skillful insight with the birds was
wonderful, but what REALLY impressed me was his people skills.
I would gladly pay to see Ken again." Karen Ottenbreit
"Dear Ken, The workshop was absolutely
fantastic!" Jessica Wuttke
"I wish I had gone both days – a really great seminar. I
spoke to some of the attendees during break - everyone is hoping
that Ken Globus is coming back. Thank you." Bruni
"Hi Ken, Thank you for the wonderful bird taming presentation
for the Alaska Bird Club. Again, I was thoroughly amazed at the
incredible taming work that you do with birds. Just as
important, your passion and commitment to helping birds
experience the best quality of life that they so much deserve
and helping us bird owners have the best relationship that we
can is a gift! I hope you enjoyed our beautiful state and
hopefully will return for more presentations. Thank you."
“I am compelled to tell you how much I enjoyed your
presentation. I thought your methods were excellent - they
all made perfect sense--and your commitment to the well being of
parrots was evident. You really opened my mind to the potential
parrots have for altering their behavior, and made it clear that
the human component is as likely to derail progress as the
The measure of success with your methods was evident; I'm still
astonished that the Timneh Gray you worked with in the afternoon
on Saturday, stayed on the perch outside his cage--even with the
Cockatoo ruckus. Amazing! That bird was comfortable!
Something that was a general surprise to me: Clearly
everyone in the room had read the same six books that have been
published on parrot behavior, all of which caution the bird
handler not to use gloves. And everyone bought it without
question! Nobody had even tried using gloves! Your 'It
won't make the bird explode' litmus test was liberating!
I'm surprised that there is criticism of your methods. You
are using strictly behavioral methods, not some
voodoo-bird-channeling routine. But I guess everyone has
detractors. You walk on water to me!” Jessica
"It was a great pleasure seeing you on Saturday. I found
the content extremely interesting and pretty much more common
sense than any other behavior type information I have been in
contact with. I especially enjoyed your humor! Don't
change anything about that. It was great. I
immediately went home and started using some of your techniques
on my Jenday and white eyed conure. To my surprise, within
minutes both of them calmed down and I was able to put my hands
all over them, give them kisses, scratch their head and cheeks,
etc. And that was basically just using "first position"
and a few other gestures like using my palm on their beak, thumb
lightly on their toe, etc. They had calmed down so much I
was even able to cut their toes with no problem. These
were two birds that were not aggressive but extremely hand shy
and fearful. They only wanted to be on my shoulder before.
Now I can walk around the house with them on my hand and they
are happy. Even to the point of preening themselves.
My Jenday almost fell asleep on me as well. My white eyed
even let my cockatiel preen her for the first time. I
almost cried. I am her 3rd home and I think your
techniques will enable her to feel like she is finally home!!!
I thank you so much for your work. I will definitely keep
it up and pass your techniques on to anyone who will listen.
You are just awesome!!!!" Thank you, Joy Puglisi, Middletown,