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.

 

April 6-11

AZA Training Course

     Disney's Animal Kingdom

     Orlando, FL

     www.aza.org

This is an excellent course for zoo trainers.  Ken was invited to participate for the 7th straight year. This course has multiple instructors including Steve Martin and Michelle Skurski.

 

April 19-26

Five Go to Sea!    A Training Cruise

     Miami, FL

     Celebrity Cruises

     http://www.fivegotosea.com/index.html

A unique opportunity to cruise the Caribbean while learning about positive reinforcement in a unique environment and unique Learning structure.  Who are the five?  Ken Ramirez, Kay Laurence, Alexandra Kurland, Jesus Roslaes-Ruiz, and YOU! The cruise will make stops in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and St. Martin for some great shore exursions in extoic locales - choose to explore on your own or join one of the instuctors during their down time.  Back on board the ship, there are three full days at sea, during which seminars, working sessions, and discussions will be held to explore training toics in depth. Check back for details on topics to be presented at this unique seminar.

 

May 3-4

Chicken Camp

     Narnia Pet Behavior & Training

     Plainfield, IL

     www.narniapets.com

Ken will be teaming up with Terry Ryan, who teaches the very popular Chicken Camps, which are designed to help improve trainer skills by working with live chickens in the workshop.  Terry and Ken independently conduct seminars and workshops frequently, but this will be the first time that they have teamed up and taught together. Details of the seminar and workshop are still pending but it should prove to be an informative, practical and fun workshop.  Ken will lecture on Problem Solving,  Handling Animal Mistakes Positively, Complex Tools, and Becoming a Top Trainer.

 

May 8-12

Basic & Advanced Seminar with Ken Ramirez

     WATA & ASD/APS

     Rimini, Italy

Contact Monica Acciai at acciaimonica@tiscali.it  

Ken will be returning to Italy through the invitation of the World Animal Trainer's Association to teach a week long seminar focused on training a variety of species from marine mammals to zoo animals to dogs.  Day 1 and 2 will be focused on the basics of operant conditioning, the science and practical applications.  Day 3 and 4 will focus on more advanced applciations.  The 5th day includes a trip to a local animal park.

 

May 23-25

Professional Animal Behavior Associates Seminar

     PABA

     University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

     website pending  

Ken has been invited to speak along with several other key speakers including Kathy Sdao, Brian Hare, and Andrew Luescher.  Ken's topics tentatively are scheduled to include A Practical Look at the Science of Operant Conditioning, Concept Training, and The Recipe for Becoming a Top Trainer.  Please check back for more detailed information as the date gets closer.

 

May 31-June 2

Training from Core to Complex: The Many Faces of the Modern Trainer

     Dogs of Course

     White Plains, NY

     www.dogsofcourse.com   

This fulll weekend seminar will feature a review of Core Training Tools & Practices that experienced trainers may overlook or forget, an examination of Complex Tools, a review of techniques to work with Groups of Animals, and a look at Conservation training and the key skills needed to be a Consultant.

 

July 6-13

Cruise through South East Alaska

     Shedd Aquarium sponsored trip

     Juneau, AK

     www.sheddaquarium.org

E-mail enquiries to cmell@sheddaquarium.org

This is not a training seminar but an opportunity to travel through South East Alaska guided by Ken Ramirez to see the beauty, sights, and wildlife of Alaska.  This trip will take place aboard the 232 yacht style boat the Safari Endeavor through Glacier Bay National Park, and other locations to view Humpback whales, Orcas, porpoises, sea otters, and sea lions! 

 

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. 

 

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

Topics and details will be posted when they become available.

Events in 2015

 

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

 

January

Clicker Expo

     Location TBD

     www.clickerexpo.com

Dates and details for Clicker Expo in 2015 are still pending.  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 innformation.

 

February 7-8

Seminar Title TBD

     Empire Working Dog Club

     Rochester, NY (Tentative Location)

Topics and details will be posted when they become available.

 

March

Clicker Expo

     Location TBD

     www.clickerexpo.com

Dates and details for Clicker Expo in 2015 are still pending.  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 innformation.

 

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.

 

November 14-15

Seminar Title TBD

     Belgium

Topics and details will be posted when they become available.