Calendar of Events

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

Events in 2014

Event details change regularly, please check back for updated information.

 

August 9-10

Weekend with Ken Ramirez

     The Dogue Shop

     Montreal, Quebec, Canada

     website pending

Ken will provide a weekend seminar for both dog trainers and zoological trainers. Topics will include Reinforcement Strategies, Handling Animal Mistakes Positively, Problem Solving and Aggression, Working with Groups of Animals, and the Recipe for Becoming a Top Trainer. 

 

August 18-22

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. 

 

August 23 – October 18 (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 12-18

IMATA & AZA Joint International Conference

     Orlando, FL

     www.imata.org

Ken will be teaching two seminars agian this year before the start of the conference.  The first seminar will focus on Basic Operant Conditiioning Skills while the second seminar is an advanced look at Non-Food Reinforcers.  This year's conference is combined with the annual AZA conference which will make this an event like no previous IMATA meeting.  If you are interested in training or marine mammals this is defiitely a conference that you won't wnat to miss.

 

October 17-19

Clicker Expo EUROPE!

     Manchester, England

     www.clickerexpo.com

Clicker Expo is traveling to Europe for the first time.  Ken is pleased to be part of this first step at expanding Clicker Expo's reach.  The schedule is still being finalized but will bring some of the best of Expo over the years to a single weekend in England. Please check back here or the Clicker Expo web-site for more details as they become available.

 

November 15-16

A Weekend with Ken Ramirez

     Fortunate Fido

     Cleveland, OH

     www.fortunatefido.com

Topics and details will be posted when they become available.

  

December 6-7

A Weekend with Ken Ramirez

     Tails-U-Win

     Manchester, CT

     www.tailsuwin.com

Topics will include Reinforcement Strategies, Handling Animal Mistakes, Problem Solving, Concept Training (an overview), the Complete Trainer, and Evolution of the Modern Trainer.

Events in 2015

 

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

 

January 23-25

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. This will be the first year that Ken will be serving as Exuctive VP and Chief Training Officer for Karen Pryor Clicker Training. Please check back for more information reagrding topics for 2015.

 

February 7-8

A Weekend with Ken Ramirez

     Empire Working Dog Club

     Rochester, NY (Tentative Location)

     E-mail:  calfalcon@yahoo.com for more info

Topics and details will be posted when they become available.

 

March 14

Art & Science of Animal Training

     University of North Texas, ORCA

     Denton, TX

     http://orgs.unt.edu/orca/

Ken was invited back once again for what is always a stimulating meeting featuring presentations by creative trainers from all over the world.  Although it is only a one day event for the public, it is always worth it.  Check back for details regarding Ken's lecture topic.

 

March 20-22

Clicker Expo

     Dearborn,MI

     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. This will be the first year that Ken will be serving as Exuctive VP and Chief Training Officer for Karen Pryor Clicker Training. Please check back for more information reagrding topics for 2015.

 

April 14-18

Animal Behavior Management Association Annual Conference

     ABMA

     Copenhagen, Denmark

     www.theabma.org

Ken has been invited to be the keynote speaker at this year's conference.  Check back for more details about the conference or visist the  ABMA web-site.

 

April 20-24

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 2014, April and August.

 

May 23-24

Seminar Title TBD

     Curso Clicker

     Madrid, Spain

Topics and details will be posted when they become available.  This seminar will be in Spanish

 

June 20-21

Seminar Title TBD

     Heartland Positive Dog Training

     Kansas City, MO

Topics and details will be posted when they become available.

 

July 18-19

Seminar Title TBD

     Huntsville Obedience Training Club

     Huntsville, AL

Topics and details will be posted when they become available.

 

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 2014, April and August.

 

November 14-15

Seminar Title TBD

     Belgium

Topics and details will be posted when they become available.