BusyPaws Attending the 2021 APDT/CAPDT Conference

Kerry Falk

BusyPaws is happy to support the Dog Training industry and will be attending the 2021 APDT/CAPDT Virtual Conference on September 29/30.

The 2021 APDT/CAPDT Virtual Conference will offer a variety of opportunities to improve as trainers, as business people, and as an industry. From amazing keynote speakers to CE classes, the 2021 APDT/CAPDT Virtual Conference is a dynamic event for serious dog-trainers who want to stay at the top of their game.  All session recordings will be available on the virtual conference platform during the event and for twelve (12) months after the conclusion of the conference.

2021 APDT/CAPDT Conference Speakers

  • (Opening Keynote) Susan Friedman, Ph.D. – How Animals Learn: An introduction to behavior analysis and training
  • Susan Friedman, Ph.D. – Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills: Applying What We Know from Contemporary Animal Training to Human Relationships
  • Sue Sternberg – Best Socialization Practices for Puppies and Dogs of All Ages
  • Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D. – Dog Genes Tell Surprising Tales
  • Kim Brophey CDBC, CPDT-KA – Ethological Contributions to “Behavior Problems” in Dogs- Part 1 and Part 2
  • Robin Bennett, CPDT-KA – How to Fit All Your Work into 40 hours (not 60 a hour week)
  • Eileen Kovalls, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA – Methods and Efficacy: Positive snake avoidance training
  • Veronica Sanchez, M.Ed., CABC, CPDT-KA – The Changing World of Service Dogs
  • Sara Ondrako, CDBC – Mastering Media for the Modern Trainer
  • Alexandre Rossi and Sarah Rodriguez, M.A., CPDT – Successful Training in Record Time – Choosing the best pace for each case
  • Jamie Popper, KPA-CTP, CCFT, CPDT-KA – Canine Fitness: Tricks with a benefit!
  • Marsha Penner, Ph.D. – Memories in the Making: Applying the neuroscience of memory to dog training
  • Mara Valez, M.A., CPDT-KA, KPA – Part 2: What is LIMA and how do we assess if training is “really” LIMA?
  • Mara Valez, M.A., CPDT-KA, KPA – Part 2: LIMA-based case studies: What is Least and Minimally, anyway?
  • Gregory S. Berns, M.D., Ph.D – 10 Years and 100 MRI-Dogs: What have we learned from brain imaging?
  • Erica Fuerenbacher, Ph.D. and Lisa Gunter, Ph.D. MA, CBCC-KA – Examining the Impact of Temporary Fostering and Short-term Outing Programs for shelter Dogs
  • Jennifer Shryock, B.A., CDBC – Crawling Babies… Conflicted Dogs
  • Jennifer Berg, CPDT-KA – How Can We Make Dog Parks Safer?
  • Mandy Eakins, KPA CTP, CPDT- KA – Little Things, Big Impact-Grow your Business through Client satisfaction as free marketing
  • Ken Ramirez – Tower of Babble: Dealing with confusing terminology
  • Irith Bloom CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA, CDBC, CSAT, KPA CTP, VSPDT, CBATI, VSDTA Faculty – Dealing with over-the-top behavior: A practical tool kit
  • Heid Meinzer, JD, CPDT-KA, CNWI and David Pearsall, CIC, CWCA – Legal and Risk Management Panel
  • (Closing Keynote) Ken Ramirez – Evolution of the Modern Trainer: A Personal Perspective

Please stop by our virtual booth and say hello - we'd love to learn about your business and how we might be able to assist you with running an efficient enterprise. Learn more about the conference here:


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