Schedule Subject to Change Without Notice.

Tuesday, October 29, 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

    For detailed information on location and hotel information please use the following link https://apdt.com/apdt-conference-2019/travel-2019/ ...

      Tuesday, October 29, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

      • Room: Pre-Function Lobby A
        • Room: Pre-Function Lobby A

          Wednesday, October 30, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

          • Room: Pre-Function Lobby A

            Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

            • Room: Ballroom Lobby

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

              • Room: Oregon Ball Room 203/204
              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 "veteran," we encourage you to attend to learn about new additions to the conference. ...
              Speaker(s)
              Speaker
              David Feldner
              APDT, Executive Director
              Speaker
              Khara Schuetzner, M.A., CPDT-KSA, CNWI
              APDT Vice Chair
              Track(s)
              • All Levels

              Wednesday, October 30, 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

              Wednesday, October 30, 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

              • Room: Oregon Ball Room 203/204
              Speaker(s)
              Track(s)
              • All Levels

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

              • Room: Oregon Ballroom 203/204
              Temple Grandin, Ph.D., will cover many topics in her keynote address, including emotions in animals and how animals think. Animals are sensory-based thinkers and their memories are stored as pictures, smells, sounds, touch or taste sensations. To understand animals, you have to remember that animals do not think in words. Dr. Grandin... Read More
              Speaker(s)
              • All Levels

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

              • Room: Halladay Lobby
              Concessions are available for purchase (cash or credit)....

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

                • Room: A 105
                This exculsive opportunity to network with Sue and Dr. Lewis during lunch, is a pre- paid event and requires you to register. Registrants will reeive a $10.00 lunch voucher upon checking in at registration. This voucher can be used toward your food purcase at the concession stands in the convention... Read More
                Speaker(s)
                Speaker
                Sue Sternberg
                Speaker
                Tim Lewis, Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology
                Professor of Biology
                University of St. Thomas
                • All Levels

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

                • Room: Oregon Ballroom 201
                Speaker(s)
                Track(s)
                • Beginner to Intermediate
                • 2 Hour session
                • Room: Oregon Ballroom 202
                Speaker(s)
                Track(s)
                Handout(s)
                • Intermediate to Advanced
                • 2 Hour session
                • Room: Oregon Ballroom 203/204
                Speaker(s)
                Track(s)
                Handout(s)
                • Beginner
                • 2 Hour session

                Wednesday, October 30, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

                Wednesday, October 30, 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

                • Room: Oregon Ballroom 202
                Speaker(s)
                Track(s)
                • All Levels
                • 2 Hour session
                • Room: Oregon Ballroom 203/204
                Speaker(s)
                Track(s)
                • All Levels
                • 2 Hour session

                Wednesday, October 30, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

                • Room: Exhibit Halls A
                Celebrate the opening of the exhibit hall with "Tricks and Treats" at the Ziwi Welcome Reception in the exhibit hall.   Come for the treats and see the tricks in the Blue-9 Demo area by an APDT member and trainer.  Light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will feature a specialty... Read More

                  Thursday, October 31, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                  • Room: Pre-Function Lobby A

                    Thursday, October 31, 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM

                    • Room: Ballroom Lobby

                      Thursday, October 31, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

                      Thursday, October 31, 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

                      Thursday, October 31, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                      • Room: Oregon Ballroom 201
                      Speaker(s)
                      Track(s)
                      Handout(s)
                      • All Levels
                      • 2 Hour session
                      • Room: Oregon Ballroom 202
                      Speaker(s)
                      Track(s)
                      Handout(s)
                      • All Levels
                      • 2 Hour session

                      Thursday, October 31, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

                        See PAWsome products and training tools from top pet product retailers, manufacturers and, suppliers. Exhibitors will sample and/or sell product at APDT conference prices.  Lunch will be available at the concession area. Cash or credit accepted Don't miss the demos by top trainers and performers in the Blue-9 Demo area....

                          Thursday, October 31, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

                          • Room: Exhibit Hall A
                          Concessions are available for purchase (cash or credit)....

                            Thursday, October 31, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                            • Room: Exhibit Halls A-A1

                              Thursday, October 31, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

                              • Room: Exhibit Hall
                              APDT Foundation Scientific Posters The primary investigator for each poster will be near their poster in the exhibit hall to discuss their research and answer questions during the following times:   Scientific Posters Lily Strassberg – Training Awake Canine fMRI Julia Meyers-Manor – Beware of Strangers:  Empathy and Pro-Social Helping in Dogs Toward Strange Dogs... Read More

                                Thursday, October 31, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                • Room: Oregon Ballroom 203
                                Speaker(s)
                                Track(s)
                                • All Levels
                                • 2 Hour session
                                • Room: Oregon Ballroom 201
                                Speaker(s)
                                Track(s)
                                • All Levels
                                • 2 Hour session
                                • Room: Oregon Ballroom 202
                                Speaker(s)
                                Track(s)
                                • All Levels
                                • 2 Hour session

                                Thursday, October 31, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

                                Thursday, October 31, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

                                • Room: Exhibit Hall
                                APDT Foundation Scientific Posters The primary investigator for each poster will be near their poster in the exhibit hall to discuss their research and answer questions during the following times:   Scientific Posters Lily Strassberg – Training Awake Canine fMRI Julia Meyers-Manor – Beware of Strangers:  Empathy and Pro-Social Helping in Dogs Toward Strange Dogs... Read More
                                • All Levels

                                Thursday, October 31, 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

                                • Room: Exhibit Hall A
                                See PAWsome products and training tools from top pet product retailers, manufacturers and, suppliers.   Exhibitors will sample and/or sell product at APDT conference prices.  (Cash or credit accepted.)  Don't miss the demos by top trainers and performers in the Blue-9 Demo Area....

                                  Thursday, October 31, 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

                                  Thursday, October 31, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

                                  • Room: Pre-Function Lobby A

                                    Friday, November 01, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

                                    • Room: Pre-Function Lobby A

                                      Friday, November 01, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

                                      Friday, November 01, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

                                      Friday, November 01, 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

                                      Friday, November 01, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                                      • Room: Oregon Ballroom 202
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Track(s)
                                      • All Levels
                                      • 2 Hour session
                                      • Room: Oregon Ballroom 203
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Track(s)
                                      • Intermediate to Advanced
                                      • 2 Hour session
                                      • Room: Oregon Ballroom 201
                                      Speaker(s)
                                      Track(s)
                                      • Intermediate to Advanced
                                      • 2 Hour session

                                      Friday, November 01, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

                                        See PAWsome products and training tools from top pet product retailers, manufacturers and, suppliers.   Exhibitors will sample and/or sell product at APDT conference prices.  (Cash or credit accepted.)  Don't miss the demos by top trainers and performers in the Blue-9 Demo Area....

                                          Friday, November 01, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

                                          • Room: Exhibit Hall A
                                          Concessions are available for purchase (cash or credit)....

                                            Friday, November 01, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                            Friday, November 01, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                            • Room: Oregon Ballroom 203
                                            What do a dogs, dolphins, and sea lions have in common? A lot! Michael Shikashio, an expert in working with aggressive dogs, and admittedly with no experience at all with marine mammals, couldn’t pass up an invitation to head down to the world-renowned Dolphin Research Center in the Florida Keys! DRC... Read More
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Speaker
                                            Linda Erb
                                            Vice President of Animal Care and Training
                                            Dolphin Research Center Training Institute
                                            Plenary
                                            Michael Shikashio, CDBC
                                            Owner
                                            Complete Canines LLC
                                            Track(s)
                                            • All Levels
                                            • Panel

                                            Friday, November 01, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

                                            Friday, November 01, 2:45 PM - 4:45 PM

                                            • Room: Oregon Ballroom 202
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Track(s)
                                            • Beginner to Intermediate
                                            • 2 Hour session
                                            • Room: Oregon Ballroom 201
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Track(s)
                                            Handout(s)
                                            • All Levels
                                            • 2 Hour session
                                            • Room: Oregon Ballroom 203
                                            Speaker(s)
                                            Track(s)
                                            • All Levels
                                            • 2 Hour session

                                            Friday, November 01, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

                                              Don't miss the PAWty!  The Exhibit Hall closes Friday night at 6:30.   Enjoy snacks and cash bar while you make your final purchases and pick up samples.   See PAWsome products and training tools from top pet product retailers, manufacturers and, suppliers.   Exhibitors will sample and/or sell product at APDT conference... Read More

                                                Saturday, November 02, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM

                                                • Room: Pre-Function Lobby A

                                                  Saturday, November 02, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

                                                  • Room: Ballroom Lobby

                                                    Saturday, November 02, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

                                                    • Room: Oregon Ballroom 201
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Track(s)
                                                    • All Levels
                                                    • Short
                                                    • Room: Oregon Ballroom 202
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Track(s)
                                                    Handout(s)
                                                    • All Levels
                                                    • Short
                                                    • Room: Oregon Ballroom 203
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Track(s)
                                                    • Intermediate to Advanced
                                                    • Short

                                                    Saturday, November 02, 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

                                                    Saturday, November 02, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

                                                    • Room: Oregon Ballroom 202
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Track(s)
                                                    Handout(s)
                                                    • All Levels
                                                    • 2 Hour session
                                                    • Room: Oregon Ballroom 203
                                                    Speaker(s)
                                                    Track(s)
                                                    • 2 Hour session

                                                    Saturday, November 02, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                    • Room: Exhibit Hall A
                                                    Concessions are available for purchase - cash or credit ...

                                                      Saturday, November 02, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

                                                      • Room: Exhibit Halls A
                                                      Join a roundtable discussion to share training information or start your own discussion froup. ...

                                                        Saturday, November 02, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

                                                        • Room: Oregon Ballroom 203
                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                        Track(s)
                                                        • All Levels
                                                        • 2 Hour session

                                                        Saturday, November 02, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

                                                        Saturday, November 02, 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

                                                        • Room: Oregon Ballroom 203
                                                        For years now scientists have been trying to prove that dogs are smart. Dogs go where people point. They sniff out explosives. One or two dogs can even understand hundreds of spoken words. But the truth is the secret to dogs’ success isn’t their intelligence, it’s their ability to make... Read More
                                                        Speaker(s)
                                                        Keynote
                                                        Dr.  Clive Wynne, Ph.D
                                                        Professor
                                                        Arizona State University
                                                        • All Levels
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