Conferences and Webinars

Winter slows down training for many of us.  It’s too cold or too muddy to do much with our horses, but that makes it the perfect time to get ready for a summer full of horse fun by attending one of the winter clicker training conferences.  I present at both Clicker Expos and sandwiched in-between is the Art and Science of Animal Training conference.  

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Not everyone can travel to conferences or clinics.  The internet helps to resolve the geography and time dilemma.  Even if you can't get away, you can still enjoy a conference experience via webinars.  In 2019 I'll be participating in a series of webinars.


Clicker Expo

Jan. 25-27, 2019

Portland OR

March 22-24, 2019

Washington DC

The Art and Science of Animal Training Conference

Feb. 22-24, 2019

Dallas Texas

Clicker Training and Behavior Science Summer Camp
July 29 to Aug. 1, 2019
Calestano Italy
(near Parma)

Podcasts and Webinars

Equiosity Podcasts and Webinars

Feb. 16, 2019

Animal Training Academy Webinar

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Our conference speakers:

Alexandra Kurland

Mary Hunter and

Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz

Pet Professionals Guild

2019 Webinar Series

January 25-27, 2019      The Clicker Expo

Portland OR

March 22-24, 2019

Washington DC

ClickerExpo is the perfect opportunity for animal training enthusiasts and professionals to improve their skills, keep up with the latest techniques, and learn from world experts in positive reinforcement


I have a four new talks this year called including: "Cues Evolve Out of the Shaping Process".  This has been a fun presentation to create.  I’ve been making new videos for it, including several featuring the baby goats.  You get great teaching plus cute!  

I will also be giving several talks that are not only new topics, but new formats.  I’ll be joining two TeamTaught panels.  “The Elusive Skill of Shaping” will be given at both Portland and Washington.  I’ll be joining Ken Rameriz, Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, Hannah Brannigan, and Theresa McKeon.

And in Washington we’ll have a second panel that will include myself, Dr. Susan Friedman, Ken Rameriz, and Kathy Sdao.  The topic is “Kenneling, Gating and Trailering”.

Another new talk is: “My Question is . . . "  This is a program that won’t have a rigid structure of powerpoint slides.  Instead I am modeling it on the morning discussions we have at my clinics.  Here it is YOUR questions that create the program.  I have always found that this is a great way to cover in depth both the principles behind equine clicker training and how-to lessons.  So come help me create a great program by adding your training questions to the mix.


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February 23-25, 2018   Art and Science of Animal Training 


Dallas Texas

The majority of the talks at this year’s conference will focus around two main topics – cues and behavior chains.   The presentations will explore a variety of different ideas that relate to both the science behind these topics and how we can improve our training when we are teaching cues and chains.

The unique format will allow you to explore these topics in a way much different from the “typical” conference experience.  Each presentation will be followed by a short discussion period for the other speakers to ask questions and to discuss the topic with the presenter. This will be followed by a question and answer period where the audience will be able to ask additional questions.

I'll be giving a new talk called "Listen".  Click here to read the full description: Read More


This popular conference sells out fast so if you are thinking about attending - don't wait!

Clicker Training and Behaviour Science Summer Camp 2019

with Alexandra Kurland, Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and Mary Hunter

29 July to 1 August 2019 in Calestano, Italy and an excursion to Venice on 2 August

This summer camp offers the unique opportunity to take a deep dive into the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and its practical applications in clicker training. A small group of 16 participants will explore in depth how research findings from the field of ABA can explain what we observe during our training sessions and, vice-versa, how objective observations of our animal's behavior can question established beliefs and identify need for further research.


During the summer camp, we'll be exploring different questions with an open mind, ready to deviate from a given path, in order to follow a more interesting question.


We'll make use of inspiring lectures, dynamic discussions, engaging PORTL games, enlightening body awareness exercises, guided Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement lessons, delicious meals and adventurous campfires to broaden our horizon, deepen our knowledge, and ignite our curiosity. And we'll ask our horses for feedback. Are we on the right track or do we need to go back, look at a certain question from another angle, explore another approach?


This is NOT meant to be another conference where you just sit and listen. We will all explore, discover, learn and teach. YOU will shape the course content, based on your questions and your discoveries. And the most knowledgeable persons will be right there with you, providing their experiences to inspire even more questions. 

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Podcasts and Webinars: You don't have to leave home to attend one of these events.  Just log in via your computer.  Podcasts and Webinars combine great learning with convenience. 

Equiosity Podcasts and Webinars

I have teamed up with Dominique Day, one of the co-founders of Cavalia to produce a weekly podcast.  We began the podcasts in March 2018.  To listen to the podcasts visit: or subscribe to it on itunes.


In 2018 we also did a series of webinars.  Our guests included Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, Dr. Susan Friedman, and Ken Rameriz.  In 2019 we will continue to bring you these ground-breaking discussions.  Bookmark the web site to stay current with webinar schedule. 

Animal Training Academy Webinar

Feb 16, 2019 2 pm start time

Loopy Training

In December 2018 I did a podcast for Ryan Cartlidge's Animal Training Academy.  We talked about a wide range of subjects including Loopy Training.  Ryan invited me to return in February to present a more in-depth exploration of this topic.  

To listen to the December Webinar click here.

Pet Professionals Guild

I'll be doing a series of webinars beginning in December 2018 with an introductory talk: "Lining Up The How, What, and Why of Training".  This is one of my favorite conference talks.  It explores the connections between the work of cognitive linguist, George Lakoff and animal training.

In 2019 The webinars continue.

February 6, 2019: Keeping Things in Balance

Friday March 29: Loopy Training and The Poisoned Cue 

Thursday April 18: The Origins of Excellence

Wednesday June 5: Patterned Exercises

Thursday August 15: Who Owns the Process

All the webinars will be at 1:30 Eastern time.

For more information and to register visit: The Pet Professionals Guild

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