Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice.

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

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

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 confernce "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... 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, 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)
      Speaker
      Megan Stanley CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
      APDT Chair

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

        • Room: B Ballroom
        Service dog, companion dogs, emotional support dogs and therapy dogs, whats the difference between them? Sally will go into detail and explain not only the difference but also explain some of the laws and regulations so trainers will have the poper information to provide accurate information to clients and the... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Speaker
        Sally Montrucchio, CPDT-KA
        Training Director
        Next Step Service Dogs
        Track(s)
        • All Levels
        • Short

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

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

        • Room: B 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
        Mr.  Bill Dotson
        Owner- Rocker
        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 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
          Animal behavior consultant and trainer

            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
            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, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

              • Room: B Ballroom
              In this session Sara, will share experiences and specific training exercises that increase adoption potential of shelter dogs and that reduce stress and provide enrichment including remedial socialization for our long term dogs. She will share case studies of protective custody dogs and how these dogs have been trained in the... Read More
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker
              Sara Levy-Taylor, CPDT-KA, CABI
              Director of Behavior & Training
              spcaLA & Owner Canine Companion Training California
              Track(s)
              • Intermediate
              • Short

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

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

              • Room: A Ballrom
              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

                  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 - 8:45 AM

                    • Room: B Ballroom
                    A large contingency of people train their dogs to win ribbons and awards in the show, obedience and other competitive rings. There is an entirely different perspective regarding winning when shelter dogs are placed with those who have been incarcerated in a rehabilitation training program where both the dogs and... Read More
                    Speaker(s)
                    Speaker
                    Heddie Leger,Certitied Humane Professional Educator/CCPDT/ABCDT-L2
                    Founder/President PawZone, LLC/Partner Camp Good Stay. Missouri P4P Consultant
                    Track(s)
                    • All Levels
                    • Short

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

                    • 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
                    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: 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
                      Owner
                      Sirius
                      Track(s)
                      Sponsored byCloud Star
                      • Closing Keynote