Sunday, August 3, 2008

Submit your Parrot Training Success Story

(Photo: Barbara with Hair by Hahn's...Hahn's macaws that is. Taken at the Williamson's Aviary in Australia 2008)

Not my usual type of blog, but I do very much like letting the world know that positive reinforcement training is easy to do and that people are having success working with their birds at home. If you have a success story you would like to share, let me know! Your story can be published in Good Bird Magazine and be read by subscribers around the world. Here are the submission guidelines.

Inspire others by sharing your experiences with positive reinforcement training.

Please include the following:

The Back Story: Describe some history on your bird and any problems you were trying to address.
What You Did: Describe what strategies you used to solve the problems.
The Results: Describe what the situation is like now.
Recommendations: Provide a few tips you think were important to your success.

Please use the following guidelines for your submission:
Length: 1500 -2000 words is preferred
File Type: Microsoft word documents are preferred
Font preferences: Times New Roman, 12 point font size
Titles and Headers: Bold may be used for headers or titles (please avoid underlining, italics or using all capitol letters)
Single space, no tabs or indentations for beginning of paragraphs
One space in between paragraphs
Please do not number pages
Photos that are 300 dpi at 5 inch by 7 inch size are appreciated
Description of photo content is also appreciated
Avoid the use of abbreviations and symbols such CAG, DYA, LOL, FYI, BTW, &, +, etc. Please spell entire word(s).

Please be sure to include the following in your document:
Date of submission
Title of article
Author’s name
Contact information for author (mailing address, phone number and email address)
Photographer’s name if different from author

Submit your article and photos to Electronic submissions are preferred. For mailed items please send materials to the following address:

Good Bird Inc
PO Box 150604
Austin, TX 78715 USA

Good Bird Inc retains the right to edit your story for content, length and accuracy. Copy rights are non exclusive. Stories may be reprinted by the author. A by line indicating story first appeared in Good Bird Magazine with Volume number Issue number and a link to is requested for reprints.


Anonymous said...

What a great idea. Is there a deadline or is this an on-going call for submissions?

Barbara Heidenreich said...

I would love a few stories by mid august, but I do always look for stories for each issue. So technically it is an ongoing request.

Anonymous said...

can i post one or was carly enough?

Barbara Heidenreich said...

Hi Hugh,

I am always looking for more stories...even if it involves the same birds.

Anonymous said...

I will send you one soon :)