Waltham, MA, February 22, 2006—Animal trainers veterinary professionals, shelter volunteers, and pet owners from around the country and beyond recently gathered in sunny Tucson, Arizona to attend ClickerExpo, the world's only clicker training conference. If you hailed from the northern climates, Tucson's temperatures were wonderful. If you were from the southern climes, perhaps it seemed a bit cool. But no matter where you were from, everyone agreed that CickerExpo was hot.
How hot? 100% of attendees who turned in feedback forms wrote that ClickerExpo either "Met Expectations," "Exceeded Expectations," or was a "Wow Experience." Which response was most often cited? "Wow!" Second most popular? "Exceeded Expectations."
Here's a sample of what else attendees had to say: "One of the best learning experiences of my life." "Learning Labs were great, nothing beats hands-on. Also they were low pressure and made me willing to participate." "The quality of staff and organization are outstanding." "I need to come back!"
We're getting ready to do it again in just a few weeks, March 31-April 2 at ClickerExpo in Newport, Rhode Island. As a special treat, we've flown in one of the most entertaining dog and handler teams in the globe to perform at lunch. It's hard to describe the performances of Attila Skuzalek and his dog Fly. Honestly, the new daily routine alone is worth the price of admission.
For novice pet owners to experienced trainers and from veterinarians to zoo keepers, ClickerExpo delivers a highly relevant and engaging learning experience through a curriculum of 50 multimedia sessions and hands-on Learning Labs.
While it may be true that "you can't please all the people, all the time," at ClickerExpo we've come pretty close. The philosophy behind ClickerExpo is "improving, learning, practicing, and sharing." The conference brings together clicker trainers and positive reinforcement experts from around the world to share their skills and knowledge. Attendees sharpen and improve their training and teaching skills, stay on the leading edge of clicker training techniques and research, socialize with like-minded individuals, and work with the internationally respected ClickerExpo faculty.
Many attendees from past ClickerExpos say that the interactive Expo experience has a huge and positive impact on their training success, their teaching methods, and their relationships with their animals and the world around them.
Aaron Clayton, President
Karen Pryor Clickertraining (KPCT)
49 River Street #3
Waltham, MA 02453
Our stuff just clicks.