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**SOLD OUT** Ken Ramirez Exclusive 3-day UK course 2024

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This 3 day course is now SOLD out

Click HERE for details of a new special one day course with Ken Ramirez 

28th-29th-30th October 2024

An exclusive opportunity to join internationally renowned Trainer Ken Ramirez for a very special 3 day course aimed at all Trainers & Behaviourists looking to be the very best they can be.

Planned to be the most positive and inspiring 3 days!

The Bowden Room
Staffordshire County Show Ground
Weston Road
ST18 0BD

10am to 5pm each day

All refreshments and lunch provided each day

Ken Ramirez: Biography

Ken Ramirez is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Training Officer at Karen Pryor Clicker Training where he helps to oversee the vision, development and implementation of training education programs for the organisation.  
Previously, Ken served as EVP of animal care and animal training at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, where he developed and supervised animal care and animal health programs, staff training and development as well as public presentation programs for more than 32,000 animals. He worked at Shedd Aquarium for over 25 years and continues as a consultant to this day.
            A nearly 50-year veteran of animal care and training, Ramirez is a biologist and animal behavior specialist who has overseen or consulted on training projects for many zoological organisations throughout the world.  He began his training career working with guide dogs for the visually impaired and has maintained a close affiliation to pet training throughout his career.  He hosted two successful seasons of the pet training television series Talk to the Animals that compared pet training to the important work done with training and caring for animals in zoological facilities.  He has also recently worked closely with several search and rescue dog organizations, service dog groups, as well as with bomb and narcotic dogs. 
Ramirez has been active in several professional organizations, including the International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association (IMATA), of which he is a past president. He taught a graduate course on animal training at Western Illinois University for 20 years. Ramirez has written for numerous scientific publications and authored countless popular articles. He authored the book ANIMAL TRAINING: Successful Animal Management through Positive Reinforcement, published in 1999. His most recent book The Eye of the Trainer: Animal Training, Transformation, and Trust, was published in 2020.

Core Training Tools & Practices; An Advanced Training Perspective – No matter how experienced a trainer may be, one must always go back to basics and remember some of the key aspects to successful training. Ken’s favorite mantra is “Advanced training is just the basics done really, really, really well.” This seminar is meant as a reminder to the experienced trainer about the many things that we often overlook or forget when training.  Although appropriate for the beginner, Ken will look at each topic with an “advanced trainer’s” perspective and a unique point of view with an eye toward helping those with experience think about these topics in a new way.
Reinforcement Strategies – “Using Non-Food Reinforcers Effectively”  Most experienced trainers recognize the value of finding reinforcers other than food or treats.  However, not every trainer knows how to establish new reinforcers nor how to evaluate their effectiveness.  Ken will share his perspectives and experience with non-food reinforcers and explain his approach to implementing them into a good training program.
Aggression Treatment Strategies - Dealing with reactive dogs, handling aggression, and working through problems with highly sensitive animals can be a challenge for even the very best trainers.  Over the years, many creative trainers have presented various alternatives to handling aggression and reactivity problems. The explosion in the number of approaches, combined with an array of new nomenclature, is often confusing for trainers seeking to choose an approach for themselves or to recommend to others. Today, some of the most discussed approaches include, but are not limited to, Counter Conditioning, Constructional Aggression Treatment (CAT), Click to Calm, Behavioral Adjustment Training (BAT), the “Look at That” game (LAT), and a host of others. How do these varied treatment approaches compare? What common or distinct scientific principles are being employed? Are certain plans better for certain situations than others? This Session is designed to help you sort out the choices. It will explore the science underlying the approaches, look at their known efficacy, and help you see what these approaches share, as well as their differences, so that you can make informed choices. Attendees at this Session will also learn to ask the right questions and listen/look for thoughtful answers to be well-prepared when the next approach makes its way forward.
Case Study: Dealing with Highly Reactive and Aggressive Dogs – This is a case study that was part of a program designed to take highly reactive dogs including one extremely aggressive fighting dog and teach them to live together. This case study illustrates the step-by-step process used to introduce four reactive and aggressive dogs to live together. Ken will show video and describe the steps used to successfully integrate these dogs into a cohesive program.
Concept Training (Modifiers and Counting) - “Stretching Your Dog’s Capabilities” There are many conceptual ideas that require a much more focused approach to training.  This seminar will review the foundation needed for training broad concepts like modifier cues, counting, and other conceptual tasks.  A large amount of time will be focused on step-by-step training procedures for modifier cue work and counting.  This topic is designed for experienced trainers and animals.

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