This is a partial list of events that took place in 2009.
January 16-18, 2009
Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expo
Ken’s topics: “Working for Joy of It: A Systematic Look at Non-Food Reinforcers”; “To Use or Not to Use: Complicated Training Tools”; “Did He Say Left or Right? Modifier Cues: What They’re for and How to Teach Them?”; “Using What You’ve Learned: How to Develop your Own Training Plan”. Two Labs: Non-Food Reinforcers and Modifier Cues.
February 14-15, 2009
Advance Your Training to a New Level with Ken Ramirez
Gentle Touch Pet Training
Arroyo Grande, CA
Ken’s Topics: Husbandry Training, Concept Training, Complex Tools, and Problem Solving.
March 8-13, 2009
Animal Training Applications in Zoo & Aquarium
American Zoo & Aquarium Association
Other instructors: Marty McPhee, Steve Martin, Michelle Skurski, Emily Insalaco
March 20, 2009
Art & Science of Animal Training
University of North Texas
6 Invited Speakers. Ken will debut “Evolutionn of the Zoo Trainer: A personal Perspective.”
May 20, 2009
Dog Days of Summer
Chicago White Sox
Ken provides training tips on the big screen and on the field for dog owners and White Sox fans.
August 24-28, 2009
Professional Seminars for Zoological
Full graduate course adapted to a one-week format for training professionals. An opportunity to take a full course and see Ken work with animals in his home setting, the beautiful Shedd Aquarium.
August 29 – October 17 (Every Saturday), 2009
WIU Graduate Course on Animal
Western Illinois University (class at Shedd Aquarium)
September 8 – 9, 2009
Asian Marine Mammal Training
Hong Kong, China
Ken will be keynote speaker, “Modern Trends in Marine Mammal Training,” – Ken will also conduct workshops for attendees.
November 1 – 6, 2009
IMATA Annual Conference &
International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association
Ken will NOT be conducting his annual seminars this year, instead they will be conducted by Ocean Embassy. These classes should be excellent and the conference itself is always a great learning and sharing experience.