ClickerExpo Portland 2017 | Conference Program


Day 1: Friday
SESSION SESSION SESSION SESSION LAB LAB
8:00-8:45 Newcomer Orientation

Aaron Clayton

All
9:00-10:00 Opening Session: The X-perience Factor

Aaron Clayton & Ken Ramirez

All
10:00-10:30 Morning Break - 30 minutes
10:30-12:30 Dr. No: How Teaching an Animal to Say "No" Can be the Right Prescription

Ken Ramirez

Advanced
Let's Get Started! Introducing Your Horse to Clicker Training

Alexandra Kurland

All
The Anatomy of an Aggressive Dog-Training Plan

Emma Parsons

Intermediate
A Moment of Science: Clicker Training 101

Kathy Sdao

Foundation
Tricky Motivators

Michele Pouliot

Intermediate and Above
Play it Forward: Using Cues to Make Play Fun Again

Sarah Owings

All
12:30-2:00 Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
2:00-3:30 Retrieve Reboot: Unfreeze Your Retrieve

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
Building Behavior: Shape the Future

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Foundation
The Great Divide: Is it Operant or Classical

Lindsay Wood

Advanced
Baby's First Steps: Foal-Raising

Jen Digate

All
Practice Makes Perfect - with Locum!

Theresa McKeon

All
How to Get Started with Concept Training

Ken Ramirez

Advanced
3:30-4:00 Afternoon Break - 30 minutes
4:00-4:45 Ideas that Should Die: Outdated, Outmoded & Misunderstood Behavior Science

Susan G. Friedman, PhD

Intermediate
Lining up the "How", "What", and "Why" of Training

Alexandra Kurland

All
Collar Cues: Communicating through Touch

Michele Pouliot

Intermediate
Elimination Happens!

Debbie Martin

Foundation
If You Build It, They Will Come: Training a Reliable Recall

Kathy Sdao

All
Building Behavior: Shape the Future - In Action

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Foundation
5:00-5:45 At Long Last! Creating Longer-Duration Behaviors

Emma Parsons

All
Lining up the "How", "What", and "Why" of Training (Continued)

Alexandra Kurland

All
Collar Cues: Communicating through Touch (Continued)

Michele Pouliot

Intermediate
Poisoned Cues: Diagnosis, Analysis & Repair

Jesus Rosales-Ruiz

All
If You Build It, They Will Come: Training a Reliable Recall (Continued)

Kathy Sdao

All
Building Behavior: Shape the Future - In Action (Continued)

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Foundation
7:00 Networking Event*

Day 2: Saturday
SESSION SESSION SESSION SESSION LAB LAB
8:00-8:45 Teaching and Training at the Next Level: Karen Pryor Academy

Lori Chamberland

All
Safety in Numbers: Working with Multiple Horses

Peggy Hogan

All
Look Away from the Dog

Theresa McKeon

All
Bravo Presents: How Food Affects Behavior

Bette Schubert

All
TBD TBD
9:00-10:30 The Fab Five: Concepts That Will Make Your Training Rock!

Emelie Johnson Vegh & Eva Bertilsson

All
Riding with Clicker Training

Alexandra Kurland

All
What a Cue Can Do: Developing Cueing Skills

Kathy Sdao

Foundation
Full House? Working & Living with Multiple Animals

Ken Ramirez

Advanced
At Long Last! Creating Longer-Duration Behaviors - In Action

Emma Parsons

All
On Guard! Resource-Guarding Lab

Lindsay Wood

Advanced
10:30-11:00 Morning Break - 30 minutes
11:00-12:30 Fail-Safe: Cracking the Code for Ultra-Dependability

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
What a Pithy: Making Classes Memorable

Kathy Sdao

All
The Rat Is Never Wrong: Training with an Errorless Learning Mindset

Susan G. Friedman, PhD

Intermediate
Let's Stay Together: Start Your Horses Under Saddle at Home

Jen Digate

All
Love It! Effective Non-Food Reinforcement

Ken Ramirez

All
What a Cue Can Do- In Action!

Sarah Owings

Foundation
12:30-2:00 Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
2:00-2:45 Crossing Chasms: Understanding Trainer & Veterinary Perspectives on Animal Care

Debbie Martin & Ken Ramirez

All
Loopy Training

Alexandra Kurland

All
Control is an Illusion: Stimulus Control without Frustration

Sarah Owings

Intermediate
From Fear to Near: Behaviors that Change Horse Husbandry - Part 1

Peggy Hogan

All
Fail-Safe: Cracking the Code for Ultra-Dependability - In Action

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
Collar Cues - In Action

Michele Pouliot

Intermediate
3:00-3:45 Crossing Chasms: Understanding Trainer & Veterinary Perspectives on Animal Care (Continued)

Debbie Martin & Ken Ramirez

All
Loopy Training (Continued)

Alexandra Kurland

All
Effective Affection: How to Get it Right

Jesus Rosales-Ruiz

All
From Fear to Near: Behaviors that Change Horse Husbandry - Part 2

Peggy Hogan

All
Fail-Safe: Cracking the Code for Ultra Depend-Ability - In Action (Continued)

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
Collar Cues - In Action (Continued)

Michele Pouliot

Intermediate
3:45-4:15 Afternoon Break - 30 minutes
4:15-5:45 We Just Have to Dish: Training, Science, and Nerdy Stuff with Kathy & Susan

Kathy Sdao & Susan G. Friedman, PhD

All
Help Your Teacher Help You

Theresa McKeon

All
Animals in Control: The Choice is Theirs

Emelie Johnson Vegh & Eva Bertilsson & Peggy Hogan

Intermediate
Dr. Dolittle, I Presume

Alexandra Kurland

All
Game On! Train or Be Trained - Part 1

Jesus Rosales-Ruiz & Mary Hunter

All
6:00-6:30 Book & Media Signing
7:15-9:30 Conference Dinner*
Room with a View: A Training Conversation Panel Discussion

Day 3: Sunday
SESSION SESSION SESSION SESSION LAB LAB
8:00-8:45 TBD Words Matter: The Impact of Language Choice

Lindsay Wood

All
All Aboard! Trailer-Loading Made Easy

Peggy Hogan

All
TBD TBD TBD
9:00-10:30 Wanted Training Consultant (Those Good with Animals Need Not Apply!)

Ken Ramirez

All
Fear Factors: Understanding and Reducing Fear Across Species

Jen Digate

All
Train that Chain: Behavior Chains

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Intermediate
High Precision, High Scores

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
Animals in Control: The Choice Is Theirs - In Action

Emelie Johnson Vegh & Eva Bertilsson & Peggy Hogan

Intermediate
Control is an Illusion - In Action

Sarah Owings

Intermediate
10:30-11:00 Morning Break - 30 minutes
11:00-12:30 Inside Out: How Understanding Emotions Makes for Complete Training

Sarah Owings

All
Mat Training: A Power Tool for Trainers

Alexandra Kurland

All
Thinking Fast & Flow

Emelie Johnson-Vegh & Eva Bertilsson

All
The Animal Behavior Healthcare Team: Real-World Trainer & Veterinary Collaboration Models

Debbie Martin

Intermediate
Train That Chain: Behavior Chains - In Action

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Intermediate
Taking Platform Training to New Heights

Michele Pouliot

Advanced
12:30-2:00 Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
2:00-2:45 Turn Me On... (or Not): Inspiring Others to Choose Positive Reinforcement Training

Michele Pouliot

All
The Volunteering Horse: Training without Pressure

Peggy Hogan

All
When Good Training Goes Badly: Troubleshooting Your Training Sessions

Lori Chamberland

Foundation
Ready... or Not? Working with Reactive Dogs

Emma Parsons

Intermediate
Game On! Train or Be Trained - Part 2

Jesus Rosales-Ruiz & Mary Hunter

Intermediate
High Precision, High Scores - In Action

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
3:00-3:45 Turn Me On... (or Not): Inspiring Others to Choose Positive Reinforcement Training (Continued)

Michele Pouliot

All
Consuming Research without Indigestion

Susan G. Friedman, PhD

Advanced
Into the Wild: Taming Mustangs Clicker-Style - Part 1

Jen Digate

All
Ready... or Not? Working with Reactive Dogs (Continued)

Emma Parsons

Intermediate
Game On! Train or Be Trained - Part 2
(Continued)

Jesus Rosales-Ruiz & Mary Hunter

Intermediate
High Precision, High Scores - In Action (Continued)

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
3:45-4:15 Afternoon Break - 30 Minutes
4:15-5:15 Keep Your Candle Burning: Avoiding Professional Burnout

Kathy Sdao

Intermediate
Keep Your Candle Burning: Avoiding Professional Burnout

Kathy Sdao

Intermediate
Into the Wild: Taming Mustangs Clicker-Style - Part 2

Jen Digate

All
Do it Again: The Use of Patterns in Training

Alexandra Kurland

All
Consuming Research without Indigestion - In Action

Susan G. Friedman, PhD

Advanced
When Good Training Goes Badly : Troubleshooting Your Training Sessions - In Action

Lori Chamberland

Foundation
5:30-6:00 Closing Session: Have You Seen That?

Ken Ramirez

All

*Pre-registration required for these events.

Course schedule is subject to change.