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Bird Taming Workshops

 

 

Near the end of this workshop in Chicago, all the formerly frightened birds are now comfortable 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 either as 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.  Forever.

 

 

 

If you're part of a bird club, group or expo, find out about setting up a workshop:

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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

 

“I 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.  Thanks again; Walter Bytnar"

 

"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," Joliet, IL  

 

 

 "That was the best 50 buckeroos I ever spent!"  Cheryl Weisenberg

 

  

"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

 

 

 "I 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 and Angela

 

  "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!"  Jenny Treacy

 

"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 Slusarski

 

 "I 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, Bechtelsville, PA

 

"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

 

Lin Westgard

President of the Alaska Bird Club

 

"Hi Ken.  When 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. 

You probably 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 socialize with? 

What also 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 the humans!

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. 

Your presentation was outstanding.  Your results were even more spectacular.  Thank you so much for coming and I look forward to having you back."  Lin Westgard

 

"Hi Ken!  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."  Suzette Dauberger

 

"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 Slusarski

 

 "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 Warrick

 

 "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."  Colleen Ackerman

 

“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 parrot's is.  

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 Quinlan

 

 "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, DE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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