Calendar of Events

Please check this calendar regularly for updates and changes of classes, seminars, or workshops in your area.

Events in 2016

 

Events in 2016 are still pending. Please check back regularly for more detailed and updated information.

July 30-31

Advanced Training Topics

     Boston, MA area

     Natick, MA

     www.puppyworks.com      

Ken's topics will include: Reinforcement Strategies; Complex Tools; Social Animals - Working with Groups; Aggression Reduction Strategies; Case Study: Teaching Aggressive Dogs to Live Together.

 

August 22-26

Professional Seminars for Zoological Trainers

     Shedd Aquarium

     Chicago, IL

     www.shedd.org

     e-mail enquiries to: kcathcart@sheddaquarium.org

This is a full graduate course adapted to a one-week format for zoo training professionals. An opportunity to take a full course and see Ken work with animals in his home setting, the beautiful Shedd Aquarium.  Although originally designed for zoo trainers, many dog trainers take the course each year. This course fills up early, due to popular demand the course will be offered twice in 2016, March and August.  To get on the list for notificatiion when registration opens, e-mail Kelly at the e-mail address above.

 

August 27 – October 15 (Every Saturday)

WIU Graduate Course on Animal Training
     Western Illinois University (class at Shedd Aquarium)

     Chicago, IL

     www.wiu.edu

The class is a graduate version of Ken's week long course for professionals.  Students must register and qualify through Western Illinois University. This will be Ken's 20th year teaching this class.

 

September 25-30

AZA Training Course

     Denver Zoo

     Denver, CO

     www.aza.org

This is an excellent course for zoo trainers.  Ken was invited to participate for the 10th straight year. This course has multiple instructors including Emily Insalaco, Tim Sulliva, Steve Martin and Michelle Skurski.

 

October 2

Parrot Expo

     Seattle, WA

     www.flight-club-foundation.org/seattle-parrit-expo 

Held at the Tukwila Community Center October 1-2, Ken will be speaking for a full day.  His keynote speech is titled Why Training Matters: Evolution and Practical Applications Across Species.  In the afternoon he will also talk about Working with Groups of Animals and Handling Animla Mistakes Positively.

 

October 22-23

6th Annual Conference of AICAS

     Zoo Lagos

     Algarve, Portuga

Ken has been invited to share a talk on husbandry training with the attendees.l

 

October 28-30

Clicker Expo Europe

     Billund, Denmark

     www.clickerexpo.com

Expo is always an exciting event and this will be our 3rd time in Europe - in a new locatiion.  We will have an expanded schedule. Please check out the ClickerExpo website by clicking on the link above for more info on topics and faculty for 2016.

 

November 14-19

International Marine Animal Trainers Association Conference

     San Diego, CA

     www.imata.org

Whether or not Ken conducts seminars at this confernece, the annual IMATA conference is an excellent place to meet trainers and talk training.  Ken's involvement is TBD.

Events in 2017

 

Events in 2017 are still pending.  Please check back regularly for more detailed or updated information.

January 27-29 

Clicker Expo

     Portland, OR

     www.clickerexpo.com

Expo is always an exciting weekend that should not be missed by any trainer who wants to be challenged and exposed to new positive reinforcement concepts.  Please check out the ClickerExpo website by clicking on the link above for more info on topics and faculty for 2017.

 

March 5-10

AZA Training Course

     Argentina

     www.aza.org

This is an excellent course for zoo trainers.  This will be the first international version of this course.  Ken was invited to participate and will be teaching along with Michelle Skurski.  Details are still being worked out.

 

March 31 - April 2

Clicker Expo

     Stamford, CT

     www.clickerexpo.com

Expo is always an exciting weekend that should not be missed by any trainer who wants to be challenged and exposed to new positive reinforcement concepts.  Please check out the ClickerExpo website by clicking on the link above for more info on topics and faculty for 2017.

 

April 22-23

Advanced Training Topics

     San Diego, CA area

     San Diego, CA

     www.puppyworks.com      

Ken's topics will include: Reinforcement Strategies; Complex Tools; Social Animals - Working with Groups; Aggression Reduction Strategies; Case Study: Teaching Aggressive Dogs to Live Together.

 

April 29-30

Advanced Training Topics

     Los Angeles, CA area

     Los Angeles, CA

     www.puppyworks.com      

Ken's topics will include: Reinforcement Strategies; Complex Tools; Social Animals - Working with Groups; Aggression Reduction Strategies; Case Study: Teaching Aggressive Dogs to Live Together.

 

May 20-21

Advanced Training Topics

     Chester County, PA area

     Chester Co., PA

     www.puppyworks.com      

Ken's topics will include: Reinforcement Strategies; Complex Tools; Social Animals - Working with Groups; Aggression Reduction Strategies; Case Study: Teaching Aggressive Dogs to Live Together.

 

June 7-8 & 13-14

Seminar with Ken Ramirez

     Positive Animal Solutions

     7-8 Leeds, UK

     13-14 Winchester, UK

     www.positiveanimalsolutions.com     

Positive Animal Solutions has invited Ken back to the United Kingdom to conduct seminars for zookeepers, dog trainers, and others interested in positive reinforcement training. Topics planned include Concept Training, Non-Food Reinforcers, Scent Detection, Teaching an Animal to say "No", and Handling Animal Mistakes Positively. 

 

June 16-18

Seminar with Ken, Kathy, and Susan

     Details TBA soon

Ken will be joined by Kathy Sdao and Susan Friedman for this three-day seminar, details TBA soon.

 

July 22-23

Advanced Training Topics

     Chicago, IL area

     Chicago, IL

     www.puppyworks.com      

Ken's topics will include: Reinforcement Strategies; Complex Tools; Social Animals - Working with Groups; Aggression Reduction Strategies; Case Study: Teaching Aggressive Dogs to Live Together.

 

August 12-13

Advanced Training Topics

     Madison, WI area

     Madison, WI

     www.puppyworks.com      

Ken's topics will include: Reinforcement Strategies; Complex Tools; Social Animals - Working with Groups; Aggression Reduction Strategies; Case Study: Teaching Aggressive Dogs to Live Together.

 

November 4-5

A Weekend with Ken Ramirez

     Hangtown Kennel Club

     Placerville, CA

Topics TBA.