Foundation Curriculum | ClickerExpo Stamford 2017

Courses for Beginners at ClickerExpo 2017

If you are new to clicker training (even if you are very experienced in other dog-related areas), we have created a crackerjack Foundation Curriculum just for you. The Foundation Curriculum maps out recommended courses for all three days at ClickerExpo, with a productive mix of Learning Labs and Sessions. Please refer to the narrative description Should Beginners Come to ClickerExpo? for additional information about attending ClickerExpo as a novice.

There are so many opportunities to learn at ClickerExpo -- and not just within the scheduled learning Sessions and Labs. Book your spot at the Networking Roundtable Lunches and you’ll be able to join discussions and share knowledge and insight with other attendees as you connect on topics of mutual interest!

Day 1

  • 8:00am
    Newcomer Orientation
  • 9:00am
    Opening Session: The X-perience Factor
  • 10:30am
    A Moment of Science: Clicker Training 101 or
    Play it Forward: Using Cues to Make Play Fun Again (Lab)
  • 2:00pm
    Building Behavior: Shape the Future*
  • 4:00pm
    If You Build It, They Will Come: Training a Reliable Recall (Lab) or
    Building Behavior: Shape the Future - In Action (Lab)*

* Shaping is a critical component of clicker training. We recommend that you attend the Session and the Lab on this topic. If you are bringing your dog, this is a great time to reserve a working spot in the Shape the Future - In Action Lab.

This evening, join other attendees for a Friday Night Networking Event. This will be a great opportunity to meet others and share ideas. Remember that you’ll need to book evening and lunch-time events in advance.

Day 2

  • 8:00am
    Look Away from the Dog
  • 9:00am
    What a Cue Can Do: Developing Cueing Skills or
    The Fab Five: Concepts That Will Make Your Training Rock
  • 11:00am
    What a Cue Can Do - In Action (Lab)* or
    Effectiveness is Not Enough (Lab)*
  • 2:00pm
    Loopy Training
  • 3:00pm
    Effective Affection: How to Get it Right
  • 4:15pm
    Animals in Control: The Choice is Theirs

*If you are bringing your dog, this is a great time to reserve a working spot in the What a Cue Can do - In Action!

This evening, join us for a lovely meal and a glass of wine along with inspiration and lively conversation. This seated dinner will feature a facilitated panel discussion between members of the ClickerExpo Faculty and provide attendees the opportunity to ask questions of the Faculty and network with each other.

Day 3

  • 8:00am
    Words Matter: The Impact of Language Choices
  • 9:00am
    Wanted: Training Consultant (Those Good with Animals Need Not Apply)
  • 11:00am
    Inside Out: How Understanding Emotions Makes for Complete Training
  • 2:00pm
    Turn Me On... or Not: Inspiring Others to Choose Positive Reinforcement or
    When Good Training Goes Badly: Troubleshooting Your Training Session
  • 4:15pm
    Food for Thought or
    When Good Training Goes Badly - In Action (Lab)
  • 5:30pm Conference Review and Close: Have You Seen That?

Is there something else that interests you? Then check out our full conference program, featuring more than 80 courses.


Now that you know what Sessions and Labs are right for you, you’re ready to register and reserve your spot today!