Calendar of Events

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

Events in 2015

 

Events in 2015 are still pending.  Please check back regularly for more detailed or updated information.

July 18-19

 

August 7-14

Five Go to Sea

     Alaska 2015 Adventure

     Seattle, WA

     www.fivegotosea.com

After a great success in 2014 cruising and talking training in the Caribbean, the adventure continues in 2015 with a cruise to Alaska!  This unique training seminar begins in Seattle, crusies through Alaska's Inside Passage, and ends back in Seattle.  While at Sea, the five individuals referenced in the title - Ken, Alexandra Kurland, Kay Laurence, Jesus Rosales Ruiz, and YOU - willl engage in wonderful positive reinforcement training discussions. Three days of presentations and learning activities, dinner with the presenters, and excursions throughout Alaska! 

 

August 17-21

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, please send an e-mail the e-mail address listed above if you'd like to be put on the waiting list.  Due to popular demand the course is being offered twice in 2015, April and August.

 

August 22 – October 17 (Every Saturday)

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

     Chicago, IL

     www.wiu.edu

Strict requirements, for info before applying please contact Ken at kramirez@sheddaquarium.org.  The class is a graduate version of Ken's week long course for professionals.  Students must register and qualify through Western Illinois University.

 

September 27 - October 2

International Marine Animal Trainers Association Conference

     Nassau, Bahamas

     www.imata.org

Ken will be conducting an introduction to training seminar and an advanced seminar before the start of this confernece, the annual IMATA conference is an excellent place to meet trainers and talk training. 

 

October 23-25

Clicker Expo EUROPE!

 

     Warwickshire, England

     www.clickerexpo.com

Clicker Expo is traveling to Europe for the second year in a row.  Ken is excited that Expo Europe appears to be a regular happening now! Faculty and topics have not yet been selected, so check back for updates!

 

November 14-15

Taking Your Skills to the Next Level

     Dogtrac

     Belgium

     http://www.dogtrac.be/taking-your-skills-to-the-next-level/ 

This will be Ken's first public seminar in Belgium.  He will discuss non-food reinforcers, complex tools, working with multiple animals, and share secrets of being a good and successful consultant as well as other topics.

 

November 18-19

Training Seminar (for Zookeeprs, Horse Trainers, & Dog Trainers)

     Ibbenbueren, Germany
     http://www.tiertrainingakademie.de/events.html

This seminar has been designed for zookeepers but will cover a breadth of topics and be appropriate for trainers of any species of animal.  Topics will include Basic & Advanced Operant Conditioning, Non-Formal Interactions, Variety, Medical Training, Dealing with Aggression, and Problemm Solving.

Events in 2016

 

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

January Dates TBD

Clicker Expo

     Location TBD

     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 back for more information reagrding topics for 2016.

 

March 5-6

Weekend with Ken Ramirez (Seminar Title TBD)

     Washington, DC / Virginia area

     Location TBD

     www.puppyworks.com      

Details and topics for thhis weekend seminar willl be announced soon.

 

March Dates TBD

Clicker Expo

     Location TBD

     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 back for more information reagrding topics for 2016.

 

April 30 - May 1

Weekend with Ken Ramirez (Seminar Title TBD)

     Austin, TX

     Location TBD

     www.puppyworks.com      

Details and topics for thhis weekend seminar willl be announced soon.

 

May 27-29

3-Day Seminar

     DENMARK

Topics TBD

 

July 30-31

Weekend with Ken Ramirez (Seminar Title TBD)

     Boston, MA

     Location TBD

     www.puppyworks.com      

Details and topics for thhis weekend seminar willl be announced soon.

 

November 5-6

Weekend Seminar

     Fortunate Fido

     Cleveland, OH

Topics TBD.

 

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.