Cincinnati, OH 2016 Schedule

Understand the Program

Day 1: Friday
SESSION SESSION SESSION SESSION LAB LAB
8:00 - 8:30 Newcomer Orientation
Aaron Clayton
All Levels
GEN
8:45 - 10:30 The Butterfly Effect: The Wide Reach of Clicker Training
Aaron Clayton & Ken Ramirez
All Levels
GEN
10:00 - 10:30 Morning Break - 30 minutes
10:30 -12:30 High Precision, High Scores

Hannah Branigan

Advanced

COMP
A Moment of Science: Clicker Training 101

Kathy Sdao

Foundation

SKILL, SCI
Full House? Working & Living with Multiple Animals

Ken Ramirez

Advanced

SKILL, ABM
So You Want to Train a Horse?

Alexandra Kurland

Foundation

EQ, GEN
On Guard! Resource-Guarding Lab

Lindsay Wood

Advanced

ABM, ADOPT
Curtain Up! Unlock the Secrets to Top Ring Performance

Michele Pouliot

Advanced

COMP, SKILL
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
2:00 - 3:30 The Origins of Excellence

Alexandra Kurland

All Levels

SKILL
You're in Great Shape: Understanding & Applying Shaping

Eva Bertilsson & Emelie Johnson-Vegh

Foundation

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

Michele Pouliot

All Levels

SKILL
Where Am I? Restarting in a Crossover World

Natalie Zielinski

All Levels

EQ
Teach a Person to Fish...

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

All Levels

TEACH
Thoughtful Play

Kay Laurence

Foundation

SKILL
3:30 - 4:00 Afternoon Break - 30 minutes
4:00 - 4:45 What a Pithy: Making Classes Memorable Part 1

Kathy Sdao

All Levels

TEACH
Train that Chain: Behavior Chains Part 1

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Intermediate

SKILL
The Quadrant Quandary: Clarity and Perspective on an Icon

Jesus Rosales-Ruiz

Intermediate and Above

SCI
Horse Husbandry Part 1: Here Comes the Ride!

Jen Digate

All Levels

EQ
X Marks the Sport: Getting Ready to Compete

Lori Chamberland

All Levels

COMP
You’re In Great Shape: Understanding & Applying Shaping - In Action

Eva Bertilsson & Emelie Johnson-Vegh

Foundation

SKILL
5:00 - 5:45 What a Pithy: Making Classes Memorable Part 2

Kathy Sdao

All Levels

TEACH
Train that Chain: Behavior Chains Part 2

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Intermediate

SKILL
Fast Learner: The Interplay Between Reinforcement Rate & Criteria

Jesus Rosales-Ruiz

All Levels

SCI
Horse Husbandry Part 2: Strong Medicine

Jen Digate

All Levels

EQ
X Marks the Sport: Getting Ready to Compete

(Continuation of Lab from previous period)
You’re In Great Shape: Understanding & Applying Shaping - In Action

(Continuation of Lab from previous period)
7:00 Networking Event*
*Pre-registration required.

Day 2: Saturday
SESSION SESSION SESSION SESSION LAB LAB
8:00 - 8:45 Accurate, Not Soft: The Impact of Language on the Shelter

Lindsay Wood

All Levels

ADOPT
Teaching & Training at the Next Level: Karen Pryor Academy

Lori Chamberland

All Levels

TEACH, SKILL
Links Between Diet & Behavior

Conference Sponsor BRAVO!

All Levels

GEN
When the Floor is Food: Training through Distraction

Peggy Hogan

All Levels

EQ
Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Aaron Clayton

KPA

BIZ
Rally FrEe: An Introduction to the Newest Performance Sport

Conference Sponsor Rally Freestyle

All Levels

COMP
9:00 - 10:30 Are You as Smart as a Dog?

Ken Ramirez

Advanced

SKILL, SCI
Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Critical Client-Conversation Skills

Susan Friedman

All Levels

SKILL, TEACH
What a Cue Can Do: Developing Cueing Skills

Kathy Sdao

Foundation

SKILL
Baby's First Steps: Foal-Raising

Jen Digate

All Levels

EQ
Train That Chain! Behavior Chains - In Action

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Intermediate

SKILL
Release Me! The Back-Chained Release Cue

Sarah Owings

Intermediate

SKILL
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Break - 30 minutes
11:00 -12:30 Ready... or Not? Working with Reactive Dogs

Emma Parsons

Intermediate and Above

ABM
Functional Analysis: The Sexy Side of ABC

Susan Friedman

Advanced

SCI, ABM
The Future Is Now: Creating Powerful Trainer/Vet Client Teams

Debbie Martin

Intermediate and Above

VET
Ugly Duckling to Swan! Transforming the Shut-Down Horse

Natalie Zielinski

All Levels

EQ
What a Cue Can Do - In Action

Kathy Sdao

Foundation

SKILL
Blind Trust: The Next Level of Partnership with Your Dog

Michele Pouliot

Intermediate and Above

SKILL
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
2:00 - 2:45 Look Away From the Dog

Theresa McKeon

All Levels

TEACH
Matchmaker! Pet-Selection Counseling Services

Debbie Martin

All Levels

TEACH, BIZ
Far-Sighted: The Importance of Looking Ahead

Kay Laurence

All Levels

SKILL
All Aboard! Trailer-Loading Made Easy

Peggy Hogan

All Levels

EQ
High Precision, High Scores - In Action

Hannah Branigan

Advanced

COMP
Love It! Effective
Non-Food Reinforcement


Ken Ramirez

All Levels

SKILL
3:00 - 3:45 Control is an Illusion: Stimulus Control without Frustration

Sarah Owings

All Levels

SKILL
Collar Cues: Communicating through Touch

Michele Pouliot

Intermediate and Above

SKILL
Line in the Sand: How to Stay Below Threshold

Emma Parsons

Intermediate and Above

ABM
The Volunteering Horse: Training Without Pressure

Peggy Hogan

All Levels

EQ
High Precision, High Scores - In Action

(Continuation of Lab from previous period)
Love It! Effective
Non-Food Reinforcement


(Continuation of Lab from previous period)
3:45 - 4:15 Afternoon Break - 30 minutes
4:15 - 5:45 Room With a View: A Training Conversation
Panel Discussion

All Levels
GEN
A Strong Core: Critical Equine Skills
Natalie Zielinski

All Levels
EQ
6:00 - 6:30 Book and Media Signing
7:15 - 9:30 Conference Dinner*
From Shelter to Service Dog: The Positive Reinforcement Journey

Al Kordowski
*Pre-registration required.

Day 3: Sunday
SESSION SESSION SESSION SESSION LAB LAB
8:00 - 8:45 Helping Clients: The Focus Point Tool

Theresa McKeon

All Levels

TEACH
The More Advanced I Get, the Fewer "Advanced" Tools I Need

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Intermediate and Above

SKILL
The Welcome Mat: Create More Pet-Friendly Vet Hospitals

Debbie Martin

All Levels

VET, ABM
Toys, Get Serious!

Toy & Recreation Sponsor KONG

All Levels

SKILL
What our Body Language Says to Animals

Alexandra Kurland

All Levels

SKILL
Intentionally Blank
9:00 - 10:30 Click Your Heels! Heeling for Performance

Hannah Branigan

Advanced

COMP
(Don't) Just Do It!

Kay Laurence

Intermediate and Above

SKILL
The Rat is Never Wrong: Understanding Errorless Learning

Susan Friedman

Intermediate and Above

SCI
Into the Wild: Taming Mustangs Clicker-Style

Jen Digate

All Levels

EQ
Control is an Illusion - In Action

Sarah Owings

Intermediate

SKILL
Collar Cues - In Action

Michele Pouliot

Intermediate

SKILL
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Break - 30 minutes
11:00 -12:30 Behavior Management on a Budget: Solutions for Cash-Strapped Shelters

Lindsay Wood

All Levels

ADOPT, ABM
Animals in Control: The Choice Is Theirs

Eva Bertilsson & Emelie Johnson-Vegh & Peggy Hogan

Intermediate and Above

SKILL
Effectiveness Is Not Enough: The Ethical Intervention

Susan Friedman

All Levels

SCI, SKILL
Training in Balance

Alexandra Kurland

All Levels

SKILL, EQ
Click Your Heels - In Action

Hannah Branigan

Advanced

COMP
Hocus Focus: Helping Your Dog Determine What's Important

Kay Laurence

Intermediate

SKILL
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
2:00 - 2:45 Power of the Conditioned Emotional Response
Part 1


Lindsay Wood

Advanced

SKILL
Old Dog, New Clicks: Teaching, Loving & Living with Your Older Dog

Kathy Sdao

All Levels

SKILL, VET
Technology and the Modern Trainer: Part 1

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

All Levels

TEACH, SKILL
Saddle-Savvy Reinforcement Part 1

Theresa McKeon

All Levels

EQ
Game On: Train or Be Trained

Jesus Rosales-Ruiz &
Mary Hunter

All Levels

SKILL
Calm, Cool, Collected: At Ease Around Novel Stimuli

Emma Parsons

Intermediate and Above

ABM, VET
3:00 - 3:45 Power of the Conditioned Emotional Response Part 2

Lindsay Wood

Advanced

SKILL
Perfect Exposure: Getting Socialization Right

Debbie Martin

All Levels

ABM
Technology and the Modern Trainer Part 2

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

All Levels

TEACH, SKILL
Saddle-Savvy Reinforcement Part 2

Theresa McKeon

All Levels

EQ
Game On: Train or Be Trained

(Continuation of Lab from previous period)
Calm, Cool, Collected: At Ease Around Novel Stimuli

(Continuation of Lab from previous period)
3:45 - 4:15 Afternoon Break - 30 minutes
4:15 - 5:30 The Least Reinforcing, Stimulus, Revisited and Closing Ceremonies
Al Kordowski

All Levels

GEN

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