Workshops for dog owners and trainers

group photo from HALO 2014 seminar with Dr. Jesus Rosales Ruiz and Mary Hunter
Mary regularly speaks to groups of dog owners and trainers about animal training, animal behavior, and applied behavior analysis. She believes that an understanding of the science of learning and behavior can help us find smarter and more humane ways to train our animals.

If you are interested in having Mary present an animal training seminar, lecture, or workshop in your area, contact her!

Weekend seminars and workshops are a great way to delve into the science of animal behavior and take your knowledge of animal training to the next level. Presentations and workshops can be tailored to the needs and desires of your group. Most workshops consist of a mix of lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities.

Past events in 2015 and 2016

PORTL to HALO
A conceptual and hands-on experience to improve your understanding of teaching and learning
June 13-14, 2015
St. Louis, MO
Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, Ph.D. and Mary Hunter
Visit this page on Facebook for some photos from the workshop

Exploring shaping and behavior using PORTL
November 16-17, 2015
Stuttgart, Germany
This fall, Mary and Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz will be giving a two day workshop for dog trainers in Stuttgart. The workshop will consist of lectures about shaping and training, as well as hands-on activities using the teaching game PORTL. (What is PORTL?)

ClickerExpo 2016: Reno
January 22-24, 2016
Reno, Nevada
Mary and Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz will be giving a two-hour lab on Sunday afternoon during ClickerExpo. The Lab will introduce participants to the game of PORTL and offer the basics of how to set up and play PORTL. The full description for this lab can be found on the ClickerExpo site here.

The 8th annual Art & Science of Animal Training Conference
February 19-21, 2016
Dallas, Texas
Mary will be speaking about “Good and not so good paths to learning” at this year’s Art & Science of Animal Training Conference. New this year, the conference will be two days! This is sure to be a great conference, as always. See the full program here.

ClickerExpo 2016: Cincinnati
March 18-20, 2016
Cincinnati, OH
Mary and Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz will be giving a two-hour lab on Sunday afternoon during ClickerExpo. The Lab will introduce participants to the game of PORTL and offer the basics of how to set up and play PORTL. The full description for this lab can be found on the ClickerExpo site here.