ClickerExpo Washington DC
ClickerExpo is the perfect opportunity for training enthusiasts to improve their skills, learn about the latest training techniques and hear from the world's foremost positive reinforcement experts.
The 2019 program features 75+ courses from 20 of the foremost experts and educators in positive reinforcement. Whether you’re beginner or advanced, interested in competition, behavior management or science – there will be something for you.
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd
Dulles, VA 20171
Alexandra Kurland began her instructional career as a dressage rider and teacher and as an accredited TTouch Practitioner. In 1998 she launched the rapidly growing field of clicker training for horses with the publication of her first book, Clicker Training for Your Horse.
Emma Parsons has been training dogs for more than 20 years. She specializes in managing and rehabilitating the reactive and aggressive dog. Emma is a faculty member of Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA), as well as a ClickerExpo faculty member.
Lindsay Wood Brown is a board-certified applied animal behaviorist (ACAAB) with a master's degree in psychology and a concentration in animal behavior from Hunter College. Lindsay is a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) course developer and has served as a KPA faculty member since 2012.
Kathy Sdao is an applied animal behaviorist. She has spent more than 30 years as a fulltime animal trainer, first with marine mammals and now with dogs and their people. Kathy received a master’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Hawaii.
Jesús Rosales-Ruiz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas. He obtained his Ph.D from the University of Kansas in 1995 under the direction of Dr. Donald M. Baer.
Michele Pouliot began her animal-training career through her love of horses. She attended the Pacific Coast Equestrian Research Farm, studying under the tutelage of Linda Tellington and Wentworth Tellington.
Eva Bertilsson has a master’s degree in behavior analysis and a passion for all things related to behavior, learning and animal welfare. She grew up with horses, rabbits, and other animals, and ventured into dog training in the early 1990s.
Ken Ramirez, the Executive Vice-President of animal care and animal training at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, develops and supervises animal care and animal health programs, staff training and development as well as public presentation programs for the entire animal collection of more than 32,000 ani
Chirag is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and Pet Behaviour Counsellor working in the UK. Previously he wass the manager for The Training and Behaviour Centre at Dr Roger Mugfords Company of Animals. He now runs Domesticated Manners Pet Training and Behaviour.
Dr. Susan Friedman is a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals.
Kathy Sdao, applied animal behaviorist, former marine-mammal trainer, and dog professional, is a gifted teacher who enjoys sparking her students’ interest in the science of animal training. Start your ClickerExpo experience on Friday with this Session and you will have the foundation and vocabulary to help you understand, enjoy and benefit from the rest of the program.
Are errors beneficial to learning? Does “error-free” learning create superior behavior? How do mistakes help or hinder the learner? Do errors develop resilience? Is it even possible to ensure that learning is errorless? If errors do have the capacity to support learning, how do trainers avoid negative outcomes (for example, decline in confidence, increased mistakes)? This Session on errorless learning versus learning with mistakes will lead you to ponder your own training program.
Many positive reinforcement trainers use a variety of methods for reward delivery, depending on the goals for the behavior being trained. Styles of delivery can affect the learner in different ways (for example, raise energy, promote stillness, reset for the next repetition, support a specific position). Can the use of reward strategies be taken even further?