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.

January 22-24

Clicker Expo

     Reno, NV

     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 2016.

 

February 6-7

Weekend with Ken Ramirez

    Puppy Jake Foundation

    Des Moines, IA

    www.puppyjakefoundation.org

Ken will be speaking on the following topics: Why Training Matters; Introduction to Operant Conditioining (Training 101); Reinforcement Strategies; Handling Animal Mistakes; Recipe for Becoming a Top Trainer; and Evolution of the Modern Trainer. 

 

February 20-21

Art & Science of Animal Training

     ORCA - University  of North Texas

     Dallas, TX

     https://orgs.unt.edu/orca/conference/

This event has been expanded to two days and will be held in Dallas rather than Denton.  Ken will be doing two talks.  One on Conservation Training and one on Training Beluga Bublle Rings!

 

February 26-27

Seminar with Ken Ramirez

     Marker-Training Academy

     Tel Aviv, Israel

     http://markertraining.co.il

This will be Ken's first seminar in Israel.  His topics will include: Reinforcement Strategies; Handling Animal Mistakes; Problem Solving; and Aggression Treatments, Management, & Case Studies.

 

March 5-6

Weekend with Ken Ramirez (Seminar Title TBD)

     Washington, DC / Virginia area

     Burke, VA

     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.

 

March 18-20

Clicker Expo

     Cincinnati, OH

     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 2016.

 

March 28 - April 1

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.

 

April 8-11

Penn Vet Working Dog Conference

     Philadelphia, PA

     http://pennvetwdc.org/education/conference/

Ken has been invited to be the keynote speaker this year.  Hhis first talk is titled "How Animal Training Taught me Better People Skills." Then later he will speak on "What Exotic Animals Taught Me about Training Working Dogs."

 

April 30 - May 1

Weekend with Ken Ramirez (Seminar Title TBD)

     Austin, TX area

     Cedar Park, TX

     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 5 - 8

Professional Training Seminars

     Happy-Fellow Coaching & Seminars

     Puchberg am Schneeberg, AUSTRIA

     www.seminar.happy-fellow.at

This will be Ken's first seminar in Austria.  Joining him for the 4-day event will be Dr. Susan Friedman and Helen Phillips.

 

May 27-29

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

     Hundeadfærdsskolen Fyn 

     DENMARK

     www.hasf.dk

Don't miss this 3-day seminar with many topics being presented for the first time in Denmark and some for the first time in Europe.  Some of the topics to be presented inculde Core Training Tools & Practices, Reinforcement Strategies, Complex Tools, Dealing with Reactive Dogs: A Case Study, Concept Training, Consulting Skills, and Conservation Traininig.

 

June 1-2 & 8-9

Seminar with Ken Ramirez

     Positive Animal Solutions

     1-2 Location TBA

     8-9 Location TBA

     www.positiveanimalsolutions.com     

Positive Animal Solutions is bring Ken back to the United Kingdom to conduct seminars for zookeepers, dog trainers, and others interested in positive reinforcement training. Topics wil be announced soon.

 

June 12-16

3rd International Animal Training Conference

     Twycross Zoo

     Twycross, Unted Kingdom

     http://twycrosszoo.org/animal-training-conference/     

Ken has been invited to  give the keynote address at this conference, the theme this year Animal Training - The Journey.

 

June 18-19

Weekend with Ken Ramirez

     Curso Clicker

     Madrid, Spain

     www.cursoclicker.es

This will be Ken's 3rd time in Spain.  He will be speaking on new topics and the seminar will be conducted entirely in Spanish.  Check back for a list of topics.

 

July 30-31

Weekend with Ken Ramirez (Seminar Title TBD)

     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.

 

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 28-30

Clicker Expo Europe

     Location to be announced soon!

     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 (to be posted 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.

Events in 2017

 

Events in 2017 are still pending.  Please check back regularly for more detailed or 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 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 (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 out the ClickerExpo website by clicking on the link above for more info on topics and faculty for 2017.