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.

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

This seminar will be translated into Czech, thus fewer topics for the weekend.  Topics will incude Reinforcement Strategies (with some practical elements with guest dogs), Handling Animal Mmistakes, Positively, Concept Training (with some practical examples with dogs), Working with Groups of Animals.

 

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 20-21

Weekend with Ken Ramirez

     HEARTland Positive Dog Training

     Kansas City, MO

     www.trainerswithheart.com

Topics scheduled nclude Reinforcement Strategies, Handling Animal Mistakes, Comples Tools, Concept Training, Working with Groups of Animals, and Conservation Training.

 

July 18-19

Weekend with Ken Ramirez

     Huntsville Obedience Training Club

     Huntsville, AL

     www.hotc.org

Topics include Non-Food Reinforcers, Handling Animal Mistakes, Complex Tools, Working with Groups oof Animals, and an introduction to Concept Training.

 

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 17-20

Zoo Training Seminar

     Munich, Germany

Topics and details will be posted when they become available.

 

 



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.