Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice.

Tuesday, October 16, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Room: Sheraton- In front of Heritage I
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    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
      • Room: South Concourse Foyer- Convention Center Level 2

        Wednesday, October 17, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

        • Room: South Concourse Foyer- Convention Center Level 2

          Wednesday, October 17, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

          • Room: Outside Ballroom A,B
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            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)
            Handout(s)

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

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                  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
                  Handout(s)

                    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)
                    Handout(s)
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                    • All Levels

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

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

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

                        • Room: B Ballroom
                        Speaker(s)
                        Track(s)
                        Handout(s)
                        • All Levels
                        • Room: CDE
                        Track(s)
                        • Intermediate to Advanced

                        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
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                          Wednesday, October 17, 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM

                            Don't Miss Updog Challenge in the Blue-9 Demo Area in the back of the exhibit hall.  UpDog Challenge is a dog and disc sport organization that is beginner friendly yet as challenges for the most seasoned players. www.UpDogChallenge.com...
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                              Wednesday, October 17, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

                                Join Mikkel Becker near the Dogwise booth (#601) and have your book signed! Mikkel recently co-authored From Fearful to Fear Free:  A Positive Program to Free YOur Dog from Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias" with Dr. Marty Becker, Dr. Lisa Radosta adn Wailani Sung. ...

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

                                  • Room: South Concourse Foyer

                                    Thursday, October 18, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

                                    • Room: Outside Ballroom A,B
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                                      Thursday, October 18, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

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

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                                          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)
                                          Handout(s)
                                          • All Levels

                                          Thursday, October 18, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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

                                          • Room: Southwest/ Northwest Exhibit Hall
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                                            Thursday, October 18, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

                                            • Room: Exhibit Hall
                                            Table Topics: Activism: How Pet Trainers Can Be Active in Changing Legislation in Their City/State How to Better Utilize Technology in Dog Training Building Better Relationships Between Local Animal Welfare Organizations CCPDT – Credentialing and Dog Training/ CCPDT FAQ Am I Ready To Start My Own Dog Training Business? Applying LIMA Into Your Dog Training Why Insurance?... Read More
                                            • All Levels

                                            Thursday, October 18, 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

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

                                            • Room: 205 West Concourse
                                            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
                                            Mr  Ken McCort pending
                                            Owner, Trainer and Behavior Consultant
                                            Four Paws Training
                                            Track(s)

                                              Thursday, October 18, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

                                              Thursday, October 18, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

                                              • Room: Exhibit Hall
                                              Alexandre Rossi, Caroline Marques Maia, Sarah Rodriguez – Separating Fact from Fiction:  How Common are the Three Main Symptoms of Separation Anxiety in Companion Animals? Alexandre Rossi, Caroline Marques Maia – Dog/Human Proximity During Sleep is Associated with the Expression of Common Canine Behavior Problems Melanie Cerone – Modifying Fear-Related Aggression During... Read More
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                                                Thursday, October 18, 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM

                                                Thursday, October 18, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

                                                  OHMIDOG! See exhibitors with the latest technology, toys, treats and training tools.   Make connections and purchase product onsite!  Lunch/concessions stands are in the back of the exhibit hall.  ...

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

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                                                        Thursday, October 18, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

                                                        • Room: Exhibit Hall
                                                        View the entrants in our scientific poster sessions and speak with the authors one-on-one about their projects. Alexandre Rossi, Caroline Marques Maia, Sarah Rodriguez – Separating Fact from Fiction:  How Common are the Three Main Symptoms of Separation Anxiety in Companion Animals? Alexandre Rossi, Caroline Marques Maia – Dog/Human Proximity During Sleep is... Read More
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                                                          Thursday, October 18, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

                                                          • Room: Sheraton Hotel - Heritage Ballroom
                                                          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
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                                                            Friday, October 19, 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM

                                                            • Room: South Concourse Foyer

                                                              Friday, October 19, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

                                                              • Room: Ballroom A,B
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                                                                Friday, October 19, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

                                                                • Room: A Ballroom
                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Track(s)
                                                                Handout(s)
                                                                • All Levels
                                                                • Short
                                                                • Room: B Ballroom
                                                                Speaker(s)
                                                                Track(s)
                                                                Handout(s)
                                                                • Intermediate
                                                                • Short

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

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                                                                    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)
                                                                    Handout(s)
                                                                    • Advanced

                                                                    Friday, October 19, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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

                                                                    • Room: Southwest/ Northwest Exhibit Hall

                                                                      Friday, October 19, 11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

                                                                      Friday, October 19, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                      • Room: Exhibit Hall
                                                                      Table Topics: Pacific Coast: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming  North Central: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin. South Central: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texa Southeast: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia Northeast: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire,... Read More

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

                                                                        • Room: 205-West Concourse
                                                                        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, 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

                                                                          Friday, October 19, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

                                                                          • Room: Exhibit Hall
                                                                          Alexandre Rossi, Caroline Marques Maia, Sarah Rodriguez – Separating Fact from Fiction:  How Common are the Three Main Symptoms of Separation Anxiety in Companion Animals? Alexandre Rossi, Caroline Marques Maia – Dog/Human Proximity During Sleep is Associated with the Expression of Common Canine Behavior Problems Melanie Cerone – Modifying Fear-Related Aggression During... Read More

                                                                            Friday, October 19, 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

                                                                            Friday, October 19, 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

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

                                                                            Friday, October 19, 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

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

                                                                                Friday, October 19, 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

                                                                                • Room: Exhibit Hall
                                                                                Alexandre Rossi, Caroline Marques Maia, Sarah Rodriguez – Separating Fact from Fiction:  How Common are the Three Main Symptoms of Separation Anxiety in Companion Animals? Alexandre Rossi, Caroline Marques Maia – Dog/Human Proximity During Sleep is Associated with the Expression of Common Canine Behavior Problems Melanie Cerone – Modifying Fear-Related Aggression During... Read More

                                                                                  Friday, October 19, 6:00 PM - 6:15 PM

                                                                                  Saturday, October 20, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

                                                                                  • Room: Ballroom A,B

                                                                                    Saturday, October 20, 7:30 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
                                                                                      Mr  Ken McCort pending
                                                                                      Owner, Trainer and Behavior Consultant
                                                                                      Four Paws Training
                                                                                      Track(s)
                                                                                      Handout(s)
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                                                                                      • Intermediate to Advanced

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

                                                                                      Saturday, October 20, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

                                                                                      • Room: South Concourse Foyer
                                                                                      Table Topics: Building Colleagues and Mentoring Newcomers How APDT Members are Making the Most Out of Their Memberships What You Use and How You Use It. Implementing New Training Techniques in 2018 Surviving as an Introvert in an Extroverted World How to Implement Evidence-Based Research in Your Training Having a Training Specialty Block vs. Jack of... Read More

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

                                                                                        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
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                                                                                        Closing Keynote
                                                                                        Ian Dunbar, Ph.D., BVetMed, MRCVS
                                                                                        Owner
                                                                                        Sirius
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                                                                                        • Closing Keynote
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