ClickerExpo Southern California 2018 | Conference Program


Day 1: Friday, January 19 Printable Version | Printable Version (All Days)

SESSION SESSION SESSION SESSION LAB LAB
8:00-8:45 Newcomer Orientation

Aaron Clayton

All
9:00-10:00 Opening Session: Inspiration from A to Zambia*

Aaron Clayton & Ken Ramirez

All
10:00-10:30 Morning Break - 30 minutes
10:30-12:30 Say What? The Terminology Challenge*

Ken Ramirez

Advanced
Keep Calm and Click On: Evidence & Improvement in the Click to Calm Method *

Emma Parsons

All
A Moment of Science: Clicker Training 101

Kathy Sdao

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

Alexandra Kurland

All
To Lure and Not To Lure: Effective Use and Omission of Lures in Training*

Michele Pouliot

All
On Guard: Modifying Resource-Guarding

Lindsay Wood Brown

Advanced
12:30-2:00 Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
Ticket Required
2:00-3:30 The Seductiveness of Shock*

Kathy Sdao

All
Right On Source: Clicker Training and the Nosework Team*

Sarah Owings

All
Building Behavior: Shape the Future

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Foundation
Designing Your Dog Business*

Veronica Boutelle

All
Inside the Mind of a Trainer: A Narrated Demo *

Lori Chamberland

Foundation
Deep Impact II: More Behaviors that Profoundly Change the Vet & Groomer Experience*

Laura Monaco Torelli

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4:00-4:45 Ideas that Should Die: Outdated, Outmoded, and Misunderstood Behavior Science

Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D

Intermediate
Self-Help: How to Be Your Own Coach*

Eva Bertilsson & Emelie Johnson Vegh

All
Spot-Remover: Clean Up "Not Quite Right" Behavior *

Hannah Branigan

Intermediate
No Problem! How Problems Create Great Horse Training*

Peggy Hogan

All
Right On Source - In Action!*

Sarah Owings

All
Building Behavior: Shape the Future - In Action!

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Foundation
5:00-5:45 Ideas that Should Die: Outdated, Outmoded, and Misunderstood Behavior Science (Continued)

Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D

Intermediate
Reactive-Dog Games

Emma Parsons

Advanced
Effective Affection: How to Get it Right

Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz

All
Client-Centric Teaching*

Laurie Luck

All
Right On Source - In Action!* (Continued)

Sarah Owings

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

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Foundation
7:00 - 9:00
15th Anniversary Prize-A-Palooza
Ticket Required

Day 2: Saturday, January 20 Printable Version

SESSION SESSION SESSIONSESSION LAB LAB
8:00-8:45 Veterinary Transformation: Fear Free Initiative*

Debbie Martin

All
Hunger Games: Sustainable Weight Loss Using Tools You Already Know*

Aaron Clayton

All
Gamification: Engaging Training Games for Groups

Terry Ryan

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

Lori Chamberland

All

Bravo Pet Foods

(Session)

Rally Freestyle Elements

(Session)

9:00-10:30 Please Sir, May I Have Some Food, Water ... and Control?*

Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D

All
Progress Guaranteed: Never Get Stuck in Your Training Again*

Eva Bertilsson & Emelie Johnson Vegh

Intermediate
What a Cue Can Do: Developing Cueing Skills

Kathy Sdao

Foundation
Say Yes to Success*

Veronica Boutelle

All
Gamification - In Action!

Terry Ryan

Intermediate
How to Get Started with Concept Training

Ken Ramirez

Advanced
10:30-11:00 Morning Break - 30 minutes
11:00-12:30 But My Dog Is Not Food-Motivated*

Kathy Sdao

All
The Orient Express: Get Your Training Sessions on the Fast Track*

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
Arousal: Science, Not Sex *

Linsday Wood Brown

Advanced
Riding with Clicker Training

Alexandra Kurland

All
What a Cue Can Do - In Action!

Sarah Owings

Foundation
Bring it Home! Help Clients Transfer Classroom Learning to the Real World*

Laura Monaco Torelli

Intermediate
12:30-2:00 Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
Ticket Required
2:00-2:45 The Puzzle Master: Training the Whole Picture in Small Pieces*

Michele Pouliot

All
Anatomy of an Aggressive-Dog Training Plan

Emma Parsons

Intermediate
Free Cookies? Non-Contingent Reinforcement for Frustration*

Sarah Owings

All
Trail-Riding: More Than a Walk in the Park*

Jen Digate

All
The Orient Express - In Action! *

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
Train that Chain: Behavior Chains

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Intermediate
3:00-3:45 The Puzzle Master: Training the Whole Picture in Small Pieces* (Continued)

Michele Pouliot

All
Anatomy of an Aggressive-Dog Training Plan (Continued)

Emma Parsons

Intermediate
Reinforcement Schedules: Theory and Application*

Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz

Intermediate
Trail-Riding: More Than a Walk in the Park* (Continued)

Jen Digate

All
The Orient Express - In Action! * (Continued)

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
Train that Chain: Behavior Chains (Continued)

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Intermediate
3:45-4:15 Afternoon Break - 30 minutes
4:15-5:45Conservation & The Creative Trainer*

Ken Ramirez

All
Turn Me On (or Not): Inspiring Others to Choose Positive Reinforcement

Michele Pouliot

All
Animals in Control: The Choice Is Theirs

Eva Bertilsson, Emelie Johnson Vegh & Peggy Hogan

Intermediate
It's All in the Packaging*

Veronica Boutelle

All
Advanced Rope-Handling*

Alexandra Kurland

All
Control Is an Illusion: Stimulus Control without Frustration

Sarah Owings

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

Day 3: Sunday, January 21 Printable Version

SESSION SESSION SESSION SESSION LAB LAB
8:00-8:45 Shape Your Way to Better Riding*

Peggy Hogan

Intermediate
Choice, Control & Empowerment for Shelter Animals*

Lindsay Wood Brown

All
Dr. No: How Teaching an Animal to Say "No" Can Be the Right Prescription

Ken Ramirez

Advanced

Atlas Assistance Dogs

 

KONG

(Session)

Sponsor Session TBD
9:00-10:30 Ramirez & Friedman: Off the Cuff*

Ken Ramirez & Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D

All
Drama at the Door!*

Emma Parsons

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

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
Lunging in the Positive Paradigm*

Jen Digate

All
Tricky Motivators: Using Trick Behaviors as Reinforcement

Michele Pouliot

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

Eva Bertilsson, Emelie Johnson Vegh & Peggy Hogan

Intermediate
10:30-11:00 Morning Break - 30 minutes
11:00-12:30 The Learning Planet*

Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D

All
Elimination Happens! Canine and Feline House Soiling

Debbie Martin

Foundation
Poisoned Cues: Diagnosis, Analysis & Repair

Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz

All
No Stress: Cooperative Care for Horses*

Jen Digate

All
Streetwise: Polite Greetings on the Street*

Emma Parsons

Foundation
Fail-Safe - In Action!

Hannah Branigan

Advanced
12:30-2:00 Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
Ticket Required
2:00-2:45 Passport to Joyful Training*

Michele Pouliot

All
How to Win Friends & Influence Puppies: Effective Socialization*

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

All
The Great Divide: Is It Operant or Classical?

Lindsay Wood Brown

Advanced
Get (Buy-) In or Get Out! Convince Clients to Adopt Your Training Plan

Laurie Luck

All
Game On! Train or Be Trained

Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz

All
Make the Transfer: Problem Solving Through Cue Transfer

Laura Monaco Torelli

Intermediate
3:00-3:45 Passport to Joyful Training* (Continued)

Michele Pouliot

All
How to Win Friends & Influence Puppies: Effective Socialization* (Continued)

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

All
The Great Divide: Is It Operant or Classical? (Continued)

Lindsay Wood Brown

Advanced
Behind the Scenes of a Successful Group Class*

Laurie Luck

All
Game On! Train or Be Trained
(Continued)

Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz

Intermediate
Make the Transfer: Problem Solving Through Cue Transfer (Continued)

Laura Monaco Torelli

Intermediate
4:00-5:00 Keep Your Candle Burning: Avoiding Professional Burnout

Kathy Sdao

Intermediate
Out in Front: Preventive Behavior Services Trainers Can Offer Veterinary Hospitals*

Debbie Martin

All
Tech Tools for Trainers *

Laura VanArendonk Baugh

Intermediate
Websites That Work

Veronica Boutelle

All
Rhythm is the Heartbeat of Training*

Alexandra Kurland

All
Thinking Fast and Flow

Eva Bertilsson & Emelie Johnson Vegh

All
5:00 - 5:30 Afternoon Break - 30 minutes
5:30-6:00 Closing Session: Hidden Treasures*

Ken Ramirez

All

 

*new course in 2018

 

 

 

Subject to change.