2017 Events (Past)

Below is a list of events that took place earlier in 2017.  For a list of upcoming events for 2017, please visit the main event page.

 

January 27-29 

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.  Please check out the ClickerExpo website by clicking on the link above for more info on topics and faculty for 2017. New topics included an opening session focusing on Experience, a session on teaching an animal how to say "No", Consulting Skills, and a closing session focused on a few elephant conservation projects.

 

February 25-26

Art & Science of Animal Training

     ORCA - University  of North Texas

     Dallas, TX

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

This event was expanded to two days last year and was so successful that it is a two-day public event again in 2017. Ken will present on two topics, Teaching an Animal to Say "No" and a look at Teaching Duration Behaviors: Creating Lengthy Behavior Chains.

 

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 31 - April 2

Clicker Expo

     Stamford, CT

     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.

 

April 22-23

Advanced Training Topics

     San Diego, CA area

     San Diego, CA

     www.puppyworks.com      

Ken's topics included: Reinforcement Strategies; Complex Tools; Social Animals - Working with Groups; Aggression Reduction Strategies; Case Study: Teaching Aggressive Dogs to Live Together.

 

April 29-30

Advanced Training Topics

     Los Angeles, CA area

     Los Angeles, CA

     www.puppyworks.com      

Ken's topics included: Reinforcement Strategies; Complex Tools; Social Animals - Working with Groups; Aggression Reduction Strategies; Case Study: Teaching Aggressive Dogs to Live Together.

 

May 20-21

Advanced Training Topics

     Chester County, PA area

     Chester Co., PA

     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 27-29

Association for Behavior Analysis International

     ABAI Denver

     Denver, CO

     https://www.abainternational.org/store/registration.aspx     

Ken has been invited to participate in a symposium looking at the benefits thar training brings to improvingthe quality of an animal's life.  Details TBA.

 

June 7-8 & 13-14

Weekend with Ken Ramirez

     Positive Animal Solutions

     7-8 Leeds, UK

     13-14 Winchester, UK

     www.positiveanimalsolutions.com     

Positive Animal Solutions invited Ken back to the United Kingdom to conduct seminars for zookeepers, dog trainers, and others interested in positive reinforcement training. Topics included Concept Training, Non-Food Reinforcers, Scent Detection, Teaching an Animal to say "No", and Handling Animal Mistakes Positively. 

 

June 10-11

Seminar with Ken Ramirez in Spanish

     Edogtorial

     Barcelona, Spain

     www.edogtorial.com     

Edogtorial, formerly CursoClicker, brought Ken back to Spain for the 4th time, but for the first time in Barcelona.  Ken conducted his seminars entirely in Spanish.   

 

June 15-16

Weekend with Ken Ramirez

     Positive Dog Training

     Dublin, Ireland

     http://www.positivedogtrainingdublin.com/

Ken will present his first semnar in Ireland, details TBA soon.

 

July 22-23

Advanced Training Topics

     Chicago, IL area

     Chicago, IL

     www.puppyworks.com      

Ken's topics included: Reinforcement Strategies; Complex Tools; Social Animals - Working with Groups; Aggression Reduction Strategies; Case Study: Teaching Aggressive Dogs to Live Together.

 

August 12-13

Advanced Training Topics

     Madison, WI area

     Madison, WI

     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.

 

September 11-15

Training for Professionals: Across Species

     The Ranch: KPCT National Training Center

     Seattle/Tacoma Area

     Graham, WA

     www.theranch.clickertraining.com

A one-week hands-on course that combines classroom learning with the opportunity to train ranch animals with guidance and feedback from Ken and the ranch staff. This is a comprehensive course that teaches students key principles needed to work with animals in a professional enviornment. It is designed for professionals of all species and is a one-week version of the graduate course Ken taught for 20 years for Western Illinois University and for 15 years at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

 

September 18-22

The Ranch Experience

     The Ranch: KPCT National Training Center

     Seattle/Tacoma Area

     Graham, WA

     www.theranch.clickertraining.com

This one-week course is unique in that it gives participants the chance to work on the ranch for one week and be assigned one of the ranch residents (mini-donkeys and goats) as their training partner for the week. This course focuses on skill development with only a few hours of lecture and a greater focus on hands on learning and observation. The course is tailored to each student's skill level and interest as the student may choose from five themed areas of focus and course work will be aimed at each students current skill level.

  

October 1-6

International Marine Animal Trainers Association Conference

     Riviera Maya, Mexico

     www.imata.org

The annual IMATA conference is an excellent place to meet trainers and talk training.  Ken's involvement iincludes two preconference seminars on Sunday, October 1.

 

October 23-27

Training for Professionals: Across Species

     The Ranch: KPCT National Training Center

     Seattle/Tacoma Area

     Graham, WA

     www.theranch.clickertraining.com

A one-week hands-on course that combines classroom learning with the opportunity to train ranch animals with guidance and feedback from Ken and the ranch staff. This is a comprehensive course that teaches students key principles needed to work with animals in a professional enviornment. It is designed for professionals of all species and is a one-week version of the graduate course Ken taught for 20 years for Western Illinois University and for 15 years at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

 

October 28-29

Handling Problem Behavior and Mistakes: Humans & Animlas

     The Ranch: KPCT National Training Center

     Seattle/Tacoma Area

     Graham, WA

     www.theranch.clickertraining.com

This weekend seminar looks at how to deal with mistakes in a positive way and it explores the topic from both the human and animal perspective.

 

November 3-5

Clicker Expo Europe

     Billund, Denmark

     www.clickerexpo.com

Expo is always an exciting event and this will be our 4th time in Europe - returning for a 2nd time to Billund, Denmark.  We will have an exciting new schedule planned. Please check out the ClickerExpo website by clicking on the link above for more info on topics and faculty for 2017.

 

November 18-19

A Weekend with Ken Ramirez

     Hangtown Kennel Club

     Placerville, CA

Topics TBA.

 

December 4-5

Training for Professionals: Across Species

     The Ranch: KPCT National Training Center

     Seattle/Tacoma Area

     Graham, WA

     www.theranch.clickertraining.com

A one-week hands-on course that combines classroom learning with the opportunity to train ranch animals with guidance and feedback from Ken and the ranch staff. This is a comprehensive course that teaches students key principles needed to work with animals in a professional enviornment. It is designed for professionals of all species and is a one-week version of the graduate course Ken taught for 20 years for Western Illinois University and for 15 years at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

 

December 11-15

Dive Deep: An Advanced Training Course

     The Ranch: KPCT National Training Center

     Seattle/Tacoma Area

     Graham, WA

     www.theranch.clickertraining.com

A one-week specialized course focused on key topics and skills that are not dicussed in most baisc training courses. It was developed as a follow-up to the popular Training for Professionals course that Ken has taught for more than 20 years.  It combines lecture with hands on experience at the ranch.