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Up-Coming Events

The Alliance of Modern Pet Professionals offers a variety of educational opportunities geared toward pet professionals and pet owners. Seminars, webinars, and workshops will be posted here as they are scheduled. 

 

 

*AMPP Members always have either discounted or free registration for our educational opportunities, so if you are thinking about joining, now's a great time!. 

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Barnyard and Beyond Clicker Camp

At Hope Haven Farm Animal Sanctuary

 

Who:  Dog Owners, Dog/Pet Professionals, and friends of Hope Haven Farm

When:  October 8 and 9 (9-4:30) (Lunch included)

Where: Hope Haven Farm Sanctuary--Sewickley, Pa 15143

What: A working and learning fundraiser! Two fun-filled days of learning at Hope Haven Farm with hands on training with pigs, emus, chickens, goats, and more. Proceeds shared between Hope Haven Farm and AMPP. 

How much: Early Bird Pricing (thru 9/11/2022):    --$195 AMPP Members    -- $250 Non-Members

                          Regular Pricing:      -- $225 AMPP Members     --$275 Non-Members

12.5 CEUs available for CPDT and KPA and 1.5 for CBCC

At AMPP, we know that trainers can learn a lot from working with different species--you better have fabulous timing with that chicken, be prepared for your emu to opt out if you have too low of a rate of reinforcement, be mindful of your body pressure with the sensitive goat, and watch that the donkey just doesn't shove his nose in your training pouch out of frustration if you are unclear with your criteria.

 

Attendees will have some lecture time from professional dog trainers, Andrea Lamping CDBC, CPDT-KA and Tena Parker M.S., CDBC, CPDT-KA to learn foundation skills for marker/clicker training, will have a hands on human shaping exercise,  and a lesson about important concepts of cooperative care. Prior to all of the great hands-on work with the animals, they will get to learn about the multiple species that live on the farm from Hope Haven Farm founder, Dr. Karen Phillips.  Attendees will learn about species specific body language and behavior patterns of the animals they are working with (and how that might affect training choices), learning theory, good training mechanics, animal body language, shaping, luring, capturing, criteria setting and more.

 

Attendees will be helping to teach foundation skills that farm volunteers can use to more easily navigate operations on the farm--like shaping stationing skills, recall, and cooperative care behaviors.

 

*This event is at a working farm sanctuary there will be mud, dirt, uneven terrain, and lots of fun.
 

*This event will take place rain or shine. We will only cancel if conditions are dangerous.

 

*A vegan lunch will be provided both days from a local establishment.  If you have special dietary needs, we are unfortunately unable to accommodate them and you should plan to bring your own lunch. Please be respectful of the mission of Hope Haven Farm and bring a vegan lunch.

 

*To stay in line with sustainability efforts at the farm, we ask attendees to bring reusable water bottles. We will provide large cooler jugs of water and lemonade to refill your bottle as needed.

*Parking is extremely limited and we will require carpooling for anyone parked at the farm. During registration if you know who you want to carpool with, you can list them. If you don't have a buddy, we'll arrange meet-up spots for folks to ride together closer to the event date.  

Space is limited, so don't wait too long to sign up!

Use "EARLYBIRDBARN" coupon code until 9/11/2022 for early bird pricing!

AMPP members--check out our group for your coupon code!

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