Barbara Bingham Deutscher, CPBT-KA, CPBC
480-272-0533
Barb@HarmonyAnimalBehavior.com
HarmonyAnimalBehavior.com
 

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Science-based strategies for training and behavior solutions
Knowledge and skill in Operant and Respondent Conditioning, Applied Behavior Analysis
Always the most positive, least intrusive effective strategy
Creative behavioral and environmental enrichment
Building a strong relationship with each animal and client
Excellent with public – genuine, enthusiastic, positive, prepared
Experienced with a wide variety of species, individuals, and environments
Friendly, reliable, intelligent, trustworthy, good common sense
Knowledge and practice in TAGteach; Dialogue Education; Toastmasters
Constantly learning and sharing knowledge
Trained in Pet CPR & First Aid

 

EDUCATION

University of Southern California: Bachelor of Music – cum laude 1977

PORTL (Portable Operant Research and Teaching Lab) to Shaping – The Art and Science of Animal Training Workshop (Rosales-Ruiz, Hunter – University of North Texas) 2017
Organization for Reinforcement Contingencies with Animals (ORCA) – The Art and Science of Animal Training Conference(University of North Texas) 2015, 2016
ZooAtlanta “Working Bird Husbandry Workshop” (Bearman, Bules, Rivera DVM, Ballance) 2015
“Going to the Dogs Too: A Day of Canine Science” (ASU Canine Science Collaboratory – AZ Humane Society) 2015
Global Learning Partners “Learning-Centered Conferences & Presentations" (4-week online course) (Culliton, Larose) 2015
“Two-Day Behavior & Learning Seminar with Steve Martin”(Martin, 4-Paws Training – Guide Dogs of America) 2015
TAGteach International – Primary Level course – certificate (Theresa McKeon) 2015
“Clicker Training with Horses” Clinic (Alexandra Kurland – Cavalia Farms) 2015
Pet CPR & First Aid Training (Pet Tech – Arizona Animal Welfare League) 2015
Dr. Susan Friedman “Living and Learning with Animals” for Veterinary and Animal Professionals (8-week online course) – Certificate of Excellence 2014 (2015, 2016, 2017 – audit)
Shedd Aquarium “Professional Animal Training Seminar” (Ken Ramirez) 2014
Feline Conservation Federation (FCF) “Wildcat Conservation Educator” Course & Exam (Willoughby) – Certificate 2014
Animal Behavior Management Alliance (ABMA) Annual Conference 2012, 2014
Bob Bailey/Parvene Farhoody “Operant Conditioning” Chicken Workshop – “Discrimination” 2013
Natural Encounters Inc. Professionals Workshop – “Contemporary Animal Training and Management” (Steve Martin, Dr. Susan Friedman) 2013
Global Learning Partners “Foundations of Dialogue Education – From Principles to Practice: Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach for Dog Trainers” (Michael Culliton, Teryn Jones, CPDT-KA – 4-Paws Training LLC) 2013
Avian Ambassadors “Raptor Handling Course” (Price, Shewokis) Certificate 2012, 2013
“Trailblazing Trainers – Think Tank & Practical Applications” seminar (Heidenreich, Kordowski, McClintock – Service Dogs, Inc.) 2013
“Mastering the ABCs of Behavior Analysis – Parrots, Porpoises, Pooches and People” (Friedman) 2013
UC Davis Behavior Medicine Club “Bob Bailey & Dr. Sophia Yin” seminar 2012
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Annual Conference2012
Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) “Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter” workshop 2012

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Harmony Animal Behavior (Self-employed) 2012 – present
> TRAINING State-of the-Art Training through knowledge, skill, and experience
> BEHAVIOR SOLUTIONS Scientifically sound, practical and effective, humanely appropriate
> ENRICHMENT Creative strategies encouraging mental and physical movement, natural behavior
> ALL ANIMALS: Specializing in Birds
Presentations: Training/Behavior/Care/Safety/Conservation 1986 – present
Children and Animals Together Assessment and Intervention Program (CAT) – Animal Behavior Specialist (volunteer) –  CAT is an innovative program provided through the ASU School of Social Work in collaboration with the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA (AAWL). The program is designed and run by Dr. Christina Risley-Curtiss, MSSW, PhD, to intervene with children ages 6-12 who are abusing animals. It is grant-funded by the Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust/ A KeyBank Trust and the Animal Welfare Trust, in partnership with the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, a no-kill shelter in Phoenix, AZ.  2015
Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant (IAABC) 2015 – present
Certified Professional Bird Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (IATCB) 2014 – present
Sea Life Park, HI Training Department volunteer – Curator: Ingrid Kang Shallenberger 1985 – 1986
Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Lab (The Dolphin Institute), HI Volunteer Dolphin trainer – Research scientist: Louis Herman 1984 – 1985
Waikiki Aquarium, HI Volunteer Hawaiian Monk Seal trainer – Curator: Reid Withrow 1982 – 1986
A-Tri-K Stables, Paniolo Hills Stables – Private clients 1977 – 1982
Animal training, CA / HI / AZ (now Harmony Animal Behavior) 1977 – present

Professional musician – French horn (Full-time, salaried) 1977 – 2012
Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, AZ 1986 – 2012
University of Hawaii – Manoa, HI: Lecturer in French horn 1980 – 1986
Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, HI 1977 – 1986

 

CERTIFICATION

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants – Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant 2015

International Avian Trainers Certification Board – Certified Professional Bird Trainer – Knowledge Assessed 2014

TAGteach International – Certified Level One TAGteacher 2015

 

 
MEMBER

ABMA: Animal Behavior Management Alliance
IAATE: International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators
IAABC: International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
AABP: Association of Animal Behavior Professionals
IMATA: International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association
APWE: Association of Professional Wildlife Educators



           “This is what you should do; love the Earth and sun and the animals.”                                                                                                                                                         — Walt Whitman


AZ Highways magazine - May 1994

AZ Highways magazine - May 1994

My mentors include these outstanding and esteemed animal trainers and behaviorists:  Steve Martin, Ken Ramirez, Alexandra Kurland, Bob Bailey, Sid Price, Dr. Sophia Yin and the esteemed Dr. Susan G. Friedman with whom I continue to live and learn the science of behavior and learning

Training with Bob Bailey – rightly, a legend in his own time.*

Training with Bob Bailey – rightly, a legend in his own time.*

*The October 2013 Smithsonian magazine article on Bob Bailey and his training accomplishments: “The CIA’s Most Highly-Trained Spies Weren’t Even Human“.

Immersed in the science of behavior with the awesome Dr. Susan G. Friedman.

Immersed in the science of behavior with the awesome Dr. Susan G. Friedman.

A lesson with Eric Esden during an incredible week at NEI (Natural Encounters Inc). Lectures/demos/discussions/lessons with world-renowned trainer Steve Martin and behavior scientist Dr. Susan Friedman, the outstanding NEI trainers plus the amazing attendees. A truly invaluable experience!

A lesson with Eric Esden during an incredible week at NEI (Natural Encounters Inc).
Lectures/demos/discussions/lessons with world-renowned trainer Steve Martin and behavior scientist Dr. Susan Friedman, the outstanding NEI trainers plus the amazing attendees. A truly invaluable experience!

Natural Encounters Inc. “graduation”- what a perfect week.

Natural Encounters Inc. “graduation”- what a perfect week.

Thrilled to meet Temple Grandin who has accomplished major advances in animal welfare and the understanding of animals.

Thrilled to meet Temple Grandin who has accomplished major advances in animal welfare and the understanding of animals.

     Bob Bailey - Parvene Farhoody Chicken Workshop                                        July 3-7, 2013

     Bob Bailey - Parvene Farhoody Chicken Workshop                                        July 3-7, 2013

An intensive training workshop in Applied Behavior Analysis / Operant Conditioning – a “mixture of formal lectures, informal discussions, planning classes, and fast paced hands-on training periods” using chickens.

Always wonderful to catch up with Barbara Heidenreich - ABMA Convention 2014

Always wonderful to catch up with Barbara Heidenreich - ABMA Convention 2014

An incredible week of intensive learning with Ken Ramirez at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

An incredible week of intensive learning with Ken Ramirez at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Professional Animal Training Seminar with Ken Ramirez at the Shedd Aquarium:
Full course for Zoo & Aquarium Professionals

  • Basic & Advanced Operant Conditioning
  • Enrichment & Non-Formal Interactions
  • Husbandry Training
  • Problem Solving & Aggression
  • Modern Applications
  • Skill Sessions
     
TAGteach with Theresa McKeon

TAGteach with Theresa McKeon

    The Art and Science of Training directly from the master, Steve Martin.

    The Art and Science of Training directly from the master, Steve Martin.

Wonderful Alexandra Kurland bringing positive reinforcement training to the horse world. An awesome workshop at the Cavalia Farms in Quebec!!! as well as the annual ORCA Conferences at UNT.

Wonderful Alexandra Kurland bringing positive reinforcement training to the horse world. An awesome workshop at the Cavalia Farms in Quebec!!! as well as the annual ORCA Conferences at UNT.