Animal behavior, training, and positive reinforcement
I am a veterinary technician, dog trainer, and animal behaviorist who has been working, teaching, and speaking about animals for more than 20 years. My training philosophy revolves around force free, positive reinforcement and I believe that training pet owners (and their pets) in proper conduct; that we can all enjoy a healthy and happy relationships with our pets.
Here is a Guide to my Most Popular Speaking Topics:
I speak on topics related to animal behaviour, training, and positive reinforcement. I can customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs. My goal is to facilitate the outcome you want to create.
My most requested topics include the following. Keep in mind that I can present these as a keynote or a workshop. Please click on the topic links for more detail.
- Puppy Class- why it is important and how to implement it
- Implementing Behavior in General Practice
- Increase your behavior knowledge- why do trainers do what they do and why animals do what they do
- Fear to Fun- making scary people, places and things- fun
- Understanding body language (canine, feline, equine, avian, exotic)
- Operant conditioning for all animals (Tag teach)
- Making vet visits fun
- Understanding potty accidents
- Preventing bites in the vet hospital
- Why kitten socialization and training is important
- Shy cats can have fun too!
- How to talk to your clients about behavior
- Behavior made simple (reward/ignore/prevent/ manage)
- Can animals get PTSD?
- Why do dogs get so scared?
- What does positive reinforcement training really mean?
- How to help puppies and kittens that require confinement during their socialization period
If you want to check my availability for your event, or if you have questions before proceeding further, please click here:
Past and Upcoming Speaking Schedule:
|5/27/2023||Animal Wellness||Children’s Health and Wellness Expo||Camp Arnaz|
|4/27/2023||Starting a Career as an Animal Professional||Ventura College Job and Career Fair Expo||Ventura College|
|4/22/2023||Canine Body Language||RescueCon||OPAC (Oxnard Performing Arts Center)|
|10/18/2020||4th Annual Animal Career Fair||Ventura|
|8/29/2020||Understanding & Helping Your Reactive Dog Seminar||Ventura|
|7/13/2020 – 7/17/2020||Animal Adventure Camp||Ventura|
|6/20/2020||Pet First Aid & CPR Class||Ventura|
|2/1/2020||How To Start A Career As A Dog Trainer Seminar||Ventura|
|12/7/2019||Understanding & Helping Your Reactive Dog Seminar||Ventura|
|10/6/2019||3rd Annual Animal Career Fair||Ventura|
|8/10/2019||Understanding and Helping Your Reactive Dog Seminar||Ventura|
|7/7-8/2/2019||Animal Adventure Camp #2||Ventura|
|6/24/2019||Animal Adventure Camp #1||Ventura|
|6/15/2019||Pet First Aid and CPR Class||Ventura|
|4/13/2019||Understanding and Helping Your Reactive Dog Seminar||Ventura|
|3/12/2019||How to Become a Dog Trainer||Ventura|
|2/23/2019||Dog Bite Prevention Seminar||Ventura|
|10/19/2018||Do You Care Too Much? Do You Have Compassion Fatigue?||APDT Conference||Memphis, Tennessee|
|6/7/2018||Understanding Canine Body Language||Ventura|
|5/5/2018||Understanding and Helping Your Reactive Dog||Ventura|
|3/3/2018||Pet First Aid and CPR||Ventura|
|1/27/2018||How To Have a Well Behaved Dog||Ventura|
|12/9/2017||Understanding and Helping Your Reactive Dog||Ventura|
|10/17 – 10/21/2017||What’s your dogs currency?||APDT Conference||Richmond, Virginia|
|10/8/2017||Understanding Canine Body Language||Ventura|
|9/24/2017||Animal Career Fair||Ventura|
|8/5/2017||Pet First Aid and CPR||Ventura|
|6/26 – 6/30/2017||Animal Adventure Camp||Ventura|
|6/24/2017||Agility Demo / Canine Body Language||The Wharf Pet Fair||Ventura|
|5/20/2017||Understanding and Preventing Separation Anxiety||Ventura|
|3/18/2017||Understanding Canine Body Language||Ventura|
|2/4/2017||Understanding and Helping Your Reactive Dog||Ventura|
|9/10/2016||Dog Training Simplified||Ventura|
|2/21/2016||Understanding Canine Body Language||Ventura|
Here I Am In Action:
Camp Arnaz, May 27, 2023
Ventura College Job and Career Fair Expo – April, 27, 2023
RESCUECON is a convention like no other, where the human-animal bond takes center stage. Through animal adoptions, visual and performing arts, hands-on workshops, talks by really amazing people, an artisan marketplace, and so much more, attendees will learn, play, explore, and, above all, refresh their relationship with animals… and each other.