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.

 

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 include Reinforcement Strategies: How to Use Non-Food Reinforcers, Handling Animal Mistakes, Complex Tools, Concept Training, Social Animals, and Evolution of the Modern Trainer.

 

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.  Ken's topic this year will be "Teaching Conceptual Thinking: It's Not Asking too Much of Your Dog!"

 

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.

 

March 28-29

A Weekened with Ken Ramirez

     Noble Beast Dog Training

     Denver, CO

     www.noblebeastdogtraining.com

Topics for this weekend include Reinforcement Strategies: How to Use Non-Food Reinforcers, Handling Animal Mistakes, Complex Tools, Concept Training (a general overview), Social Animals, Common Trainer Errors.

 

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 2-3

Weekend Seminar with Sdao & Ramirez

     Behavior Works

     Milwaukee, WI

     www.behavior-works.com

A weekend with one day presented by Kathy Sdao and the second day by Ken.  Topics and details TBA.

 

May 14-17

Dog Event 2015

     DogConseil

     Paris, France

     www.dogconseil.com/dogevent2015/en

This four day event is being organized by French dog trainers Perrine Hubert and Benjamin Bonhomme.  Ken will be featured on day 2, the 15th and will focus on the training of people, his topics will include: Evolution of the Modern Trainer, Recipe for Becoming a Top Trainer, Positive Reiforcement for the Workplace, and Consulting Skills.  Susan Friedmann and Kathy Sdao will be doing seminars on the other days.  During the evening, special workshops will be conducted by Chirag Patel, Kelly Gorman Dunbar, and Jo-Rosie Haffenden.  It should prove to be a fun week!

 

May 23-24

Training from Core to Complex:

The Many Faces of the Modern Trainer - in SPANISH

     Curso Clicker

     Madrid, Spain

     www.cursoclicker.es

This seminar will be in conducted in Spanish! Topics will include Core Traiining Tools & Practices, Complex Tools, Teaching Reactive Dogs to Live Together (a special case study), Concept Training: Counting, the Evolution of the Modern Trainer and Consulting Skills.

 

May 30-31

Seminar with Ken Ramirez

     Prague Dog Sports Academy

     Prague, Czech Republic

Topics TBD.

 

June 3-4 & 6-7

Training from Core to Complex:

The Many Faces of the Modern Trainer

     Positive Animal Solutions

     3-4 at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, UK

     6-7 at Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, UK

     www.positiveanimalsolutions.com     

Positive Animal Solutions is bringing Ken to the United Kingdom to conduct seminars for zookeepers, dog trainers, and others interested in positive reinforcement training. Topics will include Core Traiining Tools & Practices (1st time in Europe), Complex Tools (new material, first time in Europe), Social Animals (1st time in Europe), Conservation Training (1st time in English in Europe). and Consulting Skills.  These seminars will be conducted within the hosting parks themselves and attendees will have full access to the park.  Most of the material being presented during these two weekends will be the first time Ken has presented this material in Europe.  

 

June 13-14

Seminar with Ken Ramirez

     ANIMALIN

     Lausanne, Switzerland

     www.animalin.net

Ken will be presenting seminar in Switzerland for the very first time!  Check back for details on topics or visit the ANIMALIN web-site.

 

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 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

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.

 

October 23-25

Clicker Expo EUROPE!

     Warwickshire, England

     www.clickerexpo.com

Clicker Expo is traveling to Europe for the second.  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

Seminar Title TBD

     Belgium

Topics and details will be posted when they become available.