ClickerExpo Stamford 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
A Moment of Science: Clicker Training 101

Kathy Sdao

Foundation
The Anatomy of an Aggressive Dog-Training Plan

Emma Parsons

Intermediate
Triple Planning: Enhance Your Teaching

Hannah Branigan & Laurie Luck

Intermediate
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 Break
2:00-3:30 Retrieve Reboot: Unfreeze Your Retrieve

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
The Great Divide: Is it Operant or Classical

Lindsay Wood

Advanced
Building Behavior: Shape the Future

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Foundation
Marketing 101 for Dog Trainers

Veronica Boutelle & Gina Phairas

All
Make the Transfer: Problem-Solving through Cue Transfer

Laura Monaco Torelli

Intermediate
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4:00-4:45 Ideas that Should Die: Outdated, Outmoded & Misunderstood Behavior Science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
Elimination Happens!

Debbie Martin

Foundation
Camera-Ready: TV, Radio & the Trainer

Laura Monaco Torelli

All
Collar Cues: Communicating through Touch

Michele Pouliot

Intermediate
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
Poisoned Cues: Diagnosis, Analysis & Repair

Jesus Rosales-Ruiz

All
Get (Buy) In or Get Out! How to Get Clients to Adopt Your Training Plan

Laurie Luck

All
Collar Cues: Communicating through Touch
(Continued)

Michele Pouliot

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

Emelie Johnson Vegh & Eva Bertilsson

All
What a Cue Can Do: Developing Cueing Skills

Kathy Sdao

Foundation
Full House? Working & Living with Multiple Animals

Ken Ramirez

Advanced
Websites That Work: Keys to a Successful Trainer Website

Veronica Boutelle & Gina Phairas

All
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
The Sound of Silence: Accessing the Power of a Withheld Click

Michele Pouliot
All
What a Pithy: Making Classes Memorable

Kathy Sdao

All
Effectiveness Is Not Enough: The Ethical Intervention

Susan G. Friedman, PhD

All
Deep Impact: 7 Behaviors that Profoundly Change the Vet & Groomer Experience

Laura Monaco Torelli

Intermediate
What a Cue Can Do- In Action!

Sarah Owings

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

Debbie Martin & Ken Ramirez

All
Loopy Training

Alexandra Kurland

All
Help Me Now! Effective Management for Desperate Clients

Laurie Luck

All
Control is an Illusion: Stimulus Control without Frustration

Sarah Owings

Intermediate
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
Gamification: Engaging Training Games for Groups

Terry Ryan

All
Fail-Safe: Cracking the Code for Ultra-Dependability - 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
Are You as Smart as a Dog?

Ken Ramirez

Advanced
Step off the Treadmill: Effective Time Management for Dog Trainers

Veronica Boutelle & Gina Phairas

All
Animals in Control: The Choice is Theirs

Emelie Johnson Vegh & Eva Bertilsson & Peggy Hogan

Intermediate
Gamification - In Action!

Terry Ryan

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 Scratch Your Niche: Get the Clients You Want

Laurie Luck

All
Words Matter: The Impact of Language Choice

Lindsay Wood

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

Ken Ramirez

All
High Precision, High Scores

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
Train that Chain: Behavior Chains

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Intermediate
Feel Good Selling: How to Make the Sale and Keep Your Soul

Veronica Boutelle & Gina Phairas

All
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
Thinking Fast & Flow

Emelie Johnson Vegh & Eva Bertilsson

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

Debbie Martin

Intermediate
When Nothing is Working: Lateral Thinking for Dog Trainers

Terry Ryan

All
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 Break
2:00-2:45 Turn Me On... (or Not): Inspiring Others to Choose Positive Reinforcement Training

Michele Pouliot

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

Emma Parsons

Intermediate
When Good Training Goes Badly: Troubleshooting Your Training Sessions

Lori Chamberland

Foundation
The Global Trainer: A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

Terry Ryan

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

Emma Parsons

Intermediate
Your Target Market: How to Have Better Clients, More Success, and Way More Fun

Laurie Luck

All
Consuming Research without Indigestion

Susan G. Friedman, PhD

Advanced
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
Food for Thought: The New Research on Human Cognition & Links with Animal Training

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

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.