Ever wonder what it is like to train animals? Now you can find out! Follow around our trainers an Animal Trainer for a Day and participate in our training programs. This program is easy to customize upon request! You can let us know ahead of time the birds and animals you want to help us work with.
Our guest trainers learn how to prepare diets, feed the animals, and assist with regularly scheduled training sessions. Whether it’s with one of our farm animals or a bird of prey, each animal receives one on one care and positive reinforcement training. Birds occupy a valuable niche in the wild and we discuss how their role at ABI, the behaviors we train, and the enrichment we provide them all tie in to their natural behavior. We also discuss our consulting practice with many of the farm animals in our care and how force free training makes everyone’s life better!
Whether you have had a lifelong interest in animals, are an aspiring or zookeeper, are looking for a fun family activity, or would just like the opportunity to get closer to animals, this program was developed by popular demand and provides an unexpected appreciation for living and working with incredible and fascinating bird brains. The Animal Trainer for a Day program can be tailored to various experience levels and interests. Check out our booking calendar or contact us to reserve your date.
Each experience is interactive with our birds and includes a full aviary tour in which you get to learn about the farm, how agriculture and conservation can work together, and even hop a few birds on your hand and feed them. Learn about our commitment to sustainability with our permaculture farming techniques involving the animals in our care and connecting the ethos of preservation and compassion.
Check out our FAQ section and let us know if we can answer more questions. For our current Covid precautions, we list them in the FAQ as well. During the December regulations, we are limiting outings to one family group per the guidelines for our sector.
Our Terms and Conditions will help maximize your time with the animals, and include suggestions on what to wear.
You will receive an email with details and directions within 24 hours of event registration. Check your spam folder and make sure to follow the driving directions, as we are out in the country.