The Art & Science of Training: Dog & Handler
April 8-11, 2013 | Purina Event Center – St. Louis, MO

Cost: $395 Early bird special ($450 after Feb 1) – Includes all meals
Hotel: Holiday Inn Six Flags (800) 782 8108 – Group Rate: Penn Vet Working Dog Conference
Transportation: Airport shuttle $45/each way, Complimentary shuttle to conference site each day

 

Speakers
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Bob Bailey

Trainer | View His Biography
Behavior Analysis: The Science Behind the Training

Miles Bensky

University of Texas at Austin | View His Biography
Promoting Key Behaviors in Detection Dogs: Overall Effectiveness of Free-Play Associative Learning and the Role of Behavioral Enrichment

Bonita (Bonnie) Bergin

President of Bergin University of Canine Studies | View Her Biography
Dog Training Therapy for PTSD

David Brownell

Program Manager-Middle East Canine Operations, RONCO Consulting Corporation | View His Biography
Training Canine Skills in a Non-Canine Culture: The Training of Iraqi Local Nationals as Detector Dog Handlers, Trainers, and Supervisors

Kayce Cover, MS

Training Consultant | View Her Biography
Leading Trainers and Their Canine Partners to Self-Driven Excellence

Robert Deeds

Canine Search Specialist TX-TF1 | View His Biography
Teaching Non-Compulsive Directional Control in the Disaster Environment and How Your Canine Team Will Benefit

Michael Ellis

The Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers | View His Biography
Verbal and Non-verbal Techniques for Creating an “Interactive Reward Event”

Parvene Farhoody

Behavior Matters, Inc. | View Her Biography
Behavior Analysis: The Science Behind the Training

Lukas Franck

The Seeing Eye | View His Biography
Matching Dog to Handler – Panel

Ciara Gavin

Allergen Detection Service Dogs | View Her Biography
Allergen Detection Service Dogs: Practical Uses and Training

Randy Hare

Alpha K9 | View His Biography
“On Target” and “Teaching Focused Scenting” Methods: Auto-Shaping and the Detection Dog

Konnie Hein

Canine Coordinator CTTF-1/MATF-1 | View Her Biography
“On Target” and “Teaching Focused Scenting” Methods: Auto-Shaping and the Detection Dog

Elizabeth Kreitler

Canine Search Specialist VA-TF1 | View Her Biography
“On Target” and “Teaching Focused Scenting” Methods: Auto-Shaping and the Detection Dog

Nicole Larocco, CPDT

Philly Unleashed, New Leash on Life USA | View Her Biography
Thinking Outside of the Crate: Building Creativity and Confidence through Advanced Shaping Techniques

Rob Lukason

Training Operations Supervisor | View His Biography
Matching Dog to Handler-Panel

Evan MacLean, PhD

Duke University | View His Biography
The Cognitive Skills of Working Dogs

Mark Marsolais, PhD

Consultant – Corvus Canine Consulting | View His Biography
Training Canine Skills in a Non-Canine Culture: The Training of Iraqi Local Nationals as Detector Dog Handlers, Trainers, and Supervisors

Lee Morgan, DVM

Georgetown Veterinary Hospital | View His Biography
Veterinary Medicine on The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Cindy Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC

Penn Vet Working Dog Center, University of Pennsylvania | View Her Biography
Fit to Work

Clark Pappas

Director of Participant Programs-Canine Companions for Independence | View His Biography
Matching Dog to Handler-Panel

Bess Pierce, DVM, DABVP, DACVIM

Clinical Associate Professor and Director, CENTAUR-VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine | View Her Biography
Physical Fitness and Training on Both Ends of the Leash

Arleigh Reynolds, DVM, PhD, DACVN

Nutrition Scientist Nestlé Purina | View His Biography
Nutrition and Immune Function: Preventing Illness During Stress

Scott Thomas

Working Detection Dog Breeder | View His Biography
Knowing What You See and Seeing What You Know

VENDORS

5.11 Tactical
AKC Companion Animal Recovery
AKC Canine Health Foundation
Best Friends Animal Society
Bergin University
Doberman Pinscher Club of America
Dogwise
Gait 4 Dog/CIR Systems
Game Ready Veterinary
Nutramax Laboratories Inc
ScentLogix
Working Dogs for Conservation


Highlights from the Field

DEADLINES:
Submissions – February 1, 2013
Announcements – March 1, 2013

10 minute presentation followed by 5 minutes for questions.

This particular portion of our conference allows us to bring attention to, and build interest in, diverse types of working dog training. We are excited to offer the opportunity for individuals to present the latest information from their experience regarding our topic “The Art & Science of Training: Dog and Handler”.

Any questions regarding the Highlights from the Field presentations should be directed to the Conference Coordinator at kkelsey@vet.upenn.edu or 707-701-3390.

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