Animal Behavior and Training Workshop

Workshop basics

This four day immersive retreat provides a minimum of three hours a day of hands-on guided practical training opportunities with ABI’s animals, one hour of training demonstrations, and two hours of classroom time. ABI believes strongly in focused exploration of concepts to maximize our success.
Topics include: Learning Theory and Our Animals; Science in Action: What Concepts Look Like IRL, Common Behavior Challenges and Case Studies; Foundation Behaviors and Why They Matter; Q&A Panel

Workshop includes coffee, tea and snacks in the morning, a catered lunch each day, and a final family dinner on Saturday early evening. Transport to and from the airport and recommended hotels is also provided.

Who this workshop is for

Animal trainers and companion animal owners who want to build their foundation skills understanding in positive reinforcement and learning theory with fully flighted birds as well as mammals.  A basic understanding of operant conditioning is helpful, but not necessary. While we have a strong attendance in companion parrot owners, this course also fits well with industry professionals and other animal lovers excited about animal behavior.

What you will take home

Attendees will have a better understanding of the different ways that they are influencing their animals’ behavior and thus, be able to consciously design an environment and lifestyle that supports better behavior. The guided daily training sessions will immediately offer real time feedback for how we can change the way we move around our animals and deliver information to them that can change our relationship for the better. Guests will be able to apply these concepts right away, understanding their powerful effects and apply the knowledge of navigating difficult variables.

Course Fee

Early bird registration: $1075
Regular registration: $1275

Next Workshop

February 23 – 26 2022

Sign up to get workshop dates and behavior tips on our newsletter

Other Details

Accommodation is recommending either at the Best Western in Escondido or the Econo Lodge in Escondido

We provide airport pick up and drop off service from the San Diego Airport as well as transport to and from the ABI ranch.

Lunches, beverages and snacks provided at the ranch.

Any changes to your workshop booking must be made before 2 weeks prior to the event start date. Refunds will not be issued within 14 days of the start of the event. Proof of vaccination for Covid 19 required for attendance.

What our guests are saying