Set your shelter or rescue group's pets up for success with the latest behavior and training recommendations. The Lollypop Farm team includes experts with certifications from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. You'll learn more about the foundations of animal training, dog-dog introductions and playgroups, and early kitten and puppy socialization. Plus, have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics most important to you!
$50 per conference participant.
All of these courses have been pre-approved for a total of 5.25 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
Wednesday, January 22nd
Networking Happy Hour at Nox Cocktail Lounge
Thursday, January 23rd
Registration & Vegan Continental Breakfast
The Foundations of Animal Training
We will give an overview of the foundations of animal training, including: applied behavior analysis, learning theory, and clicker training. We will also discuss the ethics of different training methods. Learn how to apply these concepts to any species in your life (including humans!) We will utilize live demos to illustrate the key concepts. (This session has been pre-approved for 1.5 CAWA CE credits)
Nice to Meet You: Dog-Dog Introductions & Playgroups
Getting started on the right paw is so important! First impressions last forever and the steps you take to introduce dogs can make all the difference. In this talk, we will discuss the best practices for dog-dog introductions and playgroups. We will also review dog body language and have a live demonstration. (This session has been pre-approved for 1.5 CAWA CE credits)
Lunch (vegan) Provided by The Red Fern
Get ‘em While They’re Young: Early Kitten & Puppy Socialization
By providing proper socialization to the kittens and puppies in your shelter or foster network, you will create well-adjusted feline and canine citizens who are less likely to be rehomed later in life! Learn about the science behind socialization, different types of socialization and how to accomplish them in your shelter or foster home, and how to engage in low-stress handling and cooperative care. We will also discuss the special needs of fearful or unsocialized puppies or kittens, singletons, and bottle babies. (This session has been pre-approved for 1.5 CAWA CE credits)
Current Topics in Animal Behavior & Sheltering Panel Discussion
This is an open forum to ask any questions you have about animal training, shelter operations, or whatever else is on your mind! We will have a panel of special guests from different departments at Lollypop Farm ready to share knowledge and experience. Come with questions! (This session has been pre-approved for .75 CAWA CE credits)
Lollypop Farm Shelter Tours