5-DAY COURSES AT THE RANCH

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Save  on 2020 classes! Early-bird registration opens Thursday, May 30 at 11:00 am (PT).

Early-bird spots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis or until Friday, June 7 at 11:59 PM (PT) -- whichever comes first.

Save on 2020 classes! Early-bird registration is now open!

Early-bird spots will be available on a first-come, first-served basis or until Friday, June 7 at 11:59 PM (PT) -- whichever comes first.

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Training for Professionals: Across Species

Our cornerstone animal training course explores core concepts and advanced animal training topics, including medical behavior training, working with groups, problem-solving, aggression, and schedules of reinforcement. Learn More »

5 Days | Catch the Early Bird Savings! $1,200 $1,100

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Training for Professionals: Across Species

Our cornerstone animal training course explores core concepts and advanced animal training topics, including medical behavior training, working with groups, problem-solving, aggression, and schedules of reinforcement. Learn More »

August 2 - 6, 2021Register Now
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Training for Professionals: Across Species

Our cornerstone animal training course explores core concepts and advanced animal training topics, including medical behavior training, working with groups, problem-solving, aggression, and schedules of reinforcement. Learn More »

5 Days | $1,600 | 2020 Early-Bird Price: $1,200 (save $400!)

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Experience Level

Valuable for all levels of knowledge and experience. If you want complete A-Z coverage of training, with knowledge you can put into practice right away, take this course.

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Considerations

Our most comprehensive training curriculum offered at the Ranch. Classroom based with live training sessions and demonstrations interwoven through the five days.

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Time in the Field

Approximately 5 hours total.

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What a Day's Like

Full day in the classroom and 1 hour outside both training and observing training, plus class hours on three evenings.

Dive Deep: An Advanced Training Course

Dive deep into the intricacies of advanced animal training topics, including aggression-treatment protocols, concept training, working animal challenges, research training, conservation training, people skills, and advanced training games. Learn More »

5 Days | Sold out for 2022.

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Dive Deep: An Advanced Training Course

Dive deep into the intricacies of advanced animal training topics, including aggression-treatment protocols, concept training, working animal challenges, research training, conservation training, people skills, and advanced training games. Learn More »

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September 13 - 17, 2021Register Now

Dive Deep: An Advanced Training Course

Dive deep into the intricacies of advanced animal training topics, including aggression-treatment protocols, concept training, working animal challenges, research training, conservation training, people skills, and advanced training games. Learn More »

5 Days | $1,800

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Dive Deep: An Advanced Training Course

Dive deep into the intricacies of advanced animal training topics, including aggression-treatment protocols, concept training, working animal challenges, research training, conservation training, people skills, and advanced training games. Learn More »

5 Days | $1,800 | 2020 Early-Bird Price: $1,400 (save $400!)

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Experience Level

Advanced. Competency working with at least one species plus solid understanding of the theory, tools, and application of positive reinforcement.
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Considerations

Ideal for the self-professed “training geek” who wants to understand the uniqueness, complexities, and differences of training in contexts and disciplines. Classroom based with live training sessions and demonstrations interwoven through the five days.

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Time in the Field

Approximately 7.5 hours total.

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What a Day's Like

Full day in the classroom and 1.5 hours outside training and observing training, plus evening discussions.

Seminars

Focused seminars with distinct themes including:

  1. Handling Problem Behavior & Mistakes: Humans and Animals
  2. Think Again: Perspectives & Practices for the Experienced Trainer
  3. Next Level Training

2 Days | $350 ($250 if booked with any five-day Ranch course)

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  • Recommended Experience

    Please refer to a specific seminar description.

  • Time Spent in the Field

    No hands on time with animals.

  • Considerations

    Three distinct seminar topics; Offered on a rotating schedule; Always on a weekend; Classroom-only; Most affordable; Save money when booked with any five-day Ranch course

  • What a Day's Like

    Full day in the classroom.