Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice.

Tuesday, October 16, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Sheraton-Heritage 1
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • All Levels
  • Room: Sheraton -Heritage III
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • All Levels
  • Room: Sheraton -Heritage II
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • All Levels

Tuesday, October 16, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Room: South Concourse Foyer- Convention Center Level 2

    Wednesday, October 17, 6:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    • Room: South Concourse Foyer- Convention Center Level 2

      Wednesday, October 17, 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

      • Room: B Ballroom
      We welcome all our new attendees to the Conference Orientation, this is an opportunity to learn how to make the most out of your conference experience! Even if you are a conference "veteren", we encourage you to attend to learn about new additions to the conference. ...
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      David Feldner
      APDT, Executive Director
      Speaker
      Nick Hof, KPA-CTP
      APDT Vice Chair
      Paws Look Listen, LLC
      Track(s)
      • Beginner

      Wednesday, October 17, 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

      Wednesday, October 17, 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

      • Room: A Ballroom
      Megan Stanley ...
      Speaker(s)
      Speaker
      Megan Stanley CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
      APDT Chair

        Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

        • Room: A Ballroom
        What do you say when your brother corners you for advice on his new dog at a family gathering? Or a client wants to euthanize a workable case? Or a client with a dangerous dog won't manage? Join Jean to collect some of the get-outta-jam scripts she's accumulated in the... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Keynote
        Jean Donaldson
        Director, The Academy for Dog Trainers
        Track(s)
        • All Levels

        Wednesday, October 17, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

        • Room: South Concourse Foyer

          Wednesday, October 17, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

          Wednesday, October 17, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

          Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

          • Room: Exhibit Hall
          We've  got the Blues!  Celebrate the APDT 25th anniversary opening of the APDT exhibit hall wearing your APDT Blue at the Ziwi Welcome Reception.   Exhibitors and sponsors welcome attendees with show specials, samples, giveaways and a silent auction to benefit the APDT Foundation.   Enjoy appetizers and desserts and... Read More

            Thursday, October 18, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

            • Room: South Concourse Foyer

              Thursday, October 18, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

              • Room: CDE
              Speaker(s)
              Track(s)
              • All Levels
              • Short
              • Room: A Ballroom
              Speaker(s)
              Track(s)
              • All Levels
              • Short

              Thursday, October 18, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

              Thursday, October 18, 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

              • Room: A Ballroom
              How many people really know how to download and use all of the apps that are available on today’s smart phones and tablets? Join Bill as he explains in easy to understand terms how to use the apps, websites and tools people use to make their day more efficient....
              Speaker(s)
              Plenary
              Bill Dotson
              Owner- Rocker
              Track(s)
              • All Levels

              Thursday, October 18, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

              • Room: Southwest/ Northwest Exhibit Hall
              Concessions Avaialble for Purchase...

                Thursday, October 18, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

                • Room: TBA
                Sign up for this exclusive opportunity to network with Ken McCourt over lunch. A $10.00 lunch voucher will be supplied to each attendee to purchase lunch in the exhibit hall concession stand prior to the start of event. Only 25 seats are available for this event. Tickets are $25.00 and... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker
                Ken McCort
                Ower
                Four Paws Training

                  Thursday, October 18, 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

                  Thursday, October 18, 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

                  Thursday, October 18, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

                  • Room: Cannon Center
                  APDT and iFetch give back and give big during the iFetch Give A Grand Reception. $500 will be donated to the APDT Foundation and $500 will be donated to a local charity.    Don’t miss the Live Auction to benefit the APDT Foundation. See auction item list on APDT Foundation... Read More

                    Friday, October 19, 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

                    • Room: South Concourse Foyer

                      Friday, October 19, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

                      Friday, October 19, 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

                      Friday, October 19, 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

                      • Room: A Ballroom
                      In recent years, there has been an explosion in the number of protocols and techniques available to modify aggressive behaviors in dogs. This sea of information can be overwhelming to navigate, and often times, it can be difficult to determine which protocol to apply in each case. Through real case... Read More
                      Speaker(s)
                      Plenary
                      Michael Shikashio, CDBC
                      Owner
                      Complete Canines LLC
                      Track(s)
                      • Advanced

                      Friday, October 19, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

                      • Room: Southwest/ Northwest Exhibit Hall

                        Friday, October 19, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

                        • Room: TBA
                        Sign up for this exclusive opportunity to network with Les O'Brien renowned elephant consltant. A  $10.00 lunch voucher will be supplied to each attendee to purchase lunch the exhibit hall concession stand prior to the start of event. Only 25 seats are available for this event. Don't miss the opportunity!... Read More
                        Speaker(s)
                        Speaker
                        Les O'Brien
                        Consultant
                        Palladium Elephant Consulting
                        Track(s)

                          Friday, October 19, 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

                          Friday, October 19, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

                          Friday, October 19, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

                          • Room: Exhibit Hall
                          The 2018 Exhibit Hall will close Friday night at 7pm, so don’t miss your last chance for conversations with and purchases from exhibitors and sponsors.   The silent auction will also close Friday evening.   Enjoy appetizers, desserts and cash bar. (Passes required for GUESTS of attendees only)  ...

                            Saturday, October 20, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

                            • Room: South Concourse Foyer

                              Saturday, October 20, 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

                              • Room: A Ballroom
                              Many people are trying to keep more than one animal as a companion in their homes. Sometimes it works well and sometimes there are issues. Having a good plan to help make the transition as smooth as possible can and often does makes all the difference in the amount of... Read More
                              Speaker(s)
                              Plenary
                              Ken McCort
                              Ower
                              Four Paws Training
                              Track(s)
                              Sponsored by

                              • Intermediate

                              Saturday, October 20, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

                              • Room: South Concourse Foyer

                                Saturday, October 20, 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

                                • Room: B Ballroom
                                Speaker(s)
                                Track(s)
                                • Intermediate
                                • Room: A Ballroom
                                Speaker(s)
                                Track(s)
                                • Advanced

                                Saturday, October 20, 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

                                Saturday, October 20, 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

                                • Room: A Ballroom
                                Join Dr. Dunbar, APDT founder as he shares his memories of the beginning of our association. He will walk us through the early days of his reward-based theories and how they have impacted the dog training community. He’ll also share valuable lessons on what has worked for the association and... Read More
                                Speaker(s)
                                Closing Keynote
                                Ian Dunbar, Ph.D., BVetMed, MRCVS
                                Owner
                                Sirius
                                Track(s)
                                • Closing Keynote