Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice.

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

  • Room: Sheraton-Heritage 1
Speaker(s)
  • Beginner
  • Room: Sheraton -Heritage III
Speaker(s)
  • Beginner
  • Room: Sheraton -Heritage II
Speaker(s)
  • Beginner

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

  • Room: Ballroom B
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 confernce "veteren", we encourage you to attend to learn about new additions to the conference. ...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
David Feldner
APDT, Executive Director
Track(s)
  • Beginner

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

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

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

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

    • Room: Ballroom A
    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... Read More
    Speaker(s)
    Keynote
    Jean Donaldson
    Director, The Academy for Dog Trainers
    Track(s)
    • Intermediate

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

    • Room: South Concourse Foyer

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

      Wednesday, October 17, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

      • Room: Exibit Hall
      Celebrate the APDT 25th anniversary  opening of the APDT exhibit hall!   Exhibitors and sponsors welcome attendees with show specials, samples,  giveaways and a silent auction.   Enjoy appetizers and desserts and start shopping!   Cash bar during event.   (Passes required for GUESTS of attendees only.) ...
      Speaker(s)
      Closing Keynote
      Megan Stanley CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
      APDT Chair

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

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

        • Room: Ballroom B
        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
        Mr.  Bill Dotson
        Partner
        Track(s)
        • Beginner

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

        • Room: Southwest 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. 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. Don't miss this opportunity! ...

            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: TBA
            Enjoy appetizers, desserts and entertainment.   Don’t miss the Live Auction to benefit the APDT Foundation. See auction item list on APDT Foundation flyer in attendee bag.     (Passes required for GUESTS of attendees only) ...

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

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

              • Room: Ballroom A
              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
              Using Positive Reinforcement in Aggression Cases
              Track(s)
              • Advanced

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

              • Room: Southwest 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
                Mr.  Les O'Brien
                Consultant
                Palladium Elephant Consulting
                Track(s)

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

                  • Room: Ballroom B
                  Basic massage & stretching techniques The physical & emotional benefits of massage When is it appropriate to stretch your dog? The Importance of a proper warm up/Cool down routine *More information TBD*...
                  Speaker(s)
                  Speaker
                  Lisa Blanchard
                  BA, LVT, CMT, CCRP, CCFT
                  Track(s)
                  • Beginner

                  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, 9:15 AM - 11:15 PM

                    • Room: Ballroom A
                    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
                    Mr.  Ken McCort
                    Animal behavior consultant and trainer
                    Track(s)
                    • Intermediate

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

                    • Room: South Concourse Foyer

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

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

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

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

                      • Room: Ballroom A
                      Track(s)
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