Color Key for Tracks

  • Fear Free Track
  • General Session
  • Dog Track
  • Cat Track
  • Parrot Track
  • Multi-Species Track
  • Business Track

Thursday, April 19th

All-Day Fear Free Veterinary Handling and Training
8:45 – 9:00 – Opening
9:00 – 10:15 – Fear Free Overview – Mikkel Becker
10:15 – 10:30 – Break
10:30 – 11:45 – The Fear Free Before and After – Julie Reck
11:45 – 1:15 – Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 – Gentle Control and Handling Techniques – Debbie Martin
2:30 – 2:45 – Break
2:45 – 4:00 – Fear Free Be the Change – Steve Dale
4:00 – 5:00 – With Fear Free You’ll Achieve Practice Growth of 20% Plus Per Year – Marty Becker

Friday, April 20th

Fear Free Track – Room 1
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 9:30 – Kitten Socialization – Steve Dale
9:30 – 10:30 – The Fear Free Veterinary Experience – Debbie Martin
11:00 – 11:15 – Break
11:15 – 12:15 – Fear Free Opportunities – Mikkel Becker
12:15 – 1:30 – Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 – Behavior Services to Facilitate Fear Free – Debbie Martin
2:30 – 2:45 – Break
2:45 – 3:45 – Cooperative Care – Mikkel Becker
3:45 – 4:45 – Fear Free Panel
4:45 – 5:00 – Break
5:00 – 6:00Business Track Dessert Social for All Attendees

Dog/General Track – Room 2
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 9:30More Than “Just a Behavior Problem” Feline Medical Compounders – Dr. Chris Pachel (general session)
9:30 – 10:30Everyday ABA: Problem-Solving for All Species – Adria Karlsson (general session)
11:00 – 11:15 – Break
11:15 – 12:15 – In Whose Best Interest – Karen Deeds
12:15 – 1:30 – Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 – Your Brain On Dog Food – Linda Case
2:30 – 2:45 – Break
2:45 – 3:45 – Case Studies – Dr. Chris Pachel
3:45 – 4:45 – Dogs are Carnivores, Right? – Linda Case
4:45 – 5:00 – Break
5:00 – 6:00Business Track Dessert Social for All Attendees

Cat/General Track – Room 3
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 9:30More Than “Just a Behavior Problem” Feline Medical Compounders – Dr. Chris Pachel (general session)
9:30 – 10:30Everyday ABA: Problem-Solving for All Species – Adria Karlsson (general session)
11:00 – 11:15 – Break
11:15 – 12:15 – Cats and Dogs Living Together – Steve Dale
12:15 – 1:30 – Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 – Approach and Management of Over-Grooming in Cats – Dr. Lynne Seibert
2:30 – 2:45 – Break
2:45 – 3:45 – Help for Aging Cats: Behavioral, Environmental, and Medical Management Part 1 – Lynne Seibert
3:45 – 4:45 – Help for Aging Cats: Behavioral, Environmental, and Medical Management Part 2 – Lynne Seibert
4:45 – 5:00 – Break
5:00 – 6:00Business Track Dessert Social for All Attendees

Business Track – Room 4
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 9:30 – Building Your Business Your Way – Your Online Presence – Mychelle Blake
9:30 – 10:30 – Building Your Business Your Way – You Can Build a Consulting Business! Part 1: Jill Hourihan
11:00 – 11:15 – Break
11:15 – 12:15 – Building Your Business Your Way – You Can Build a Consulting Business! Part 2: Getting the Phone to Ring: Creating Your Custom Marketing Strategy – Jill Hourihan
12:15 – 1:30 – Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 – Building Your Business Your Way – From Inquiry to Customer – Sarah Fraser
2:30 – 2:45 – Break
2:45 – 3:45 – Building Your Business Your Way – From Customer to Follow Up: Leveraging Technology & Getting More Done Faster – Brian Burton
3:45 – 4:45 – Building Your Business Your Way
4:45 – 5:00 – Break
5:00 – 6:00 – Business Track Dessert Social

Saturday, April 21st

Dog/General Track – Room 1
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 10:00Client Compliance Part 1 – Dr. Chris Pachel (general session)
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:45Client Compliance Part 2 – Dr. Chris Pachel (general session)
11:45 – 1:15 – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 – In Search of Healing: Getting Dogs Back to Work? Part 1 – Karen and Bob Deeds
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 – In Search of Healing: Getting Dogs Back to Work? Part 2 – Karen and Bob Deeds
4:00 – 5:15Companion Animal Welfare: From Now to Next  – Sarah Fraser (general session)
5:15 – 5:30 – Break
5:30 – 7:00Genetics and Cocktails with Dr. Elinor Karlsson. All attendees are welcome – cocktails and light appetizers.

Multi-Species/General Track – Room 2
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 10:00(general session)
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:45Client Compliance Part 2 – Dr. Chris Pachel (general session)
11:45 – 1:15 – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 – Nutrients and the Gut Microbe Biome Influences on Behavior – Dr. Lore Haug
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00Awaiting Confirmation – Trish McMillan Loehr
4:00 – 5:15Companion Animal Welfare: From Now to Next – Sarah Fraser (general session)
5:15 – 5:30 – Break
5:30 – 7:00 – Genetics and Cocktails with Dr. Elinor Karlsson. All attendees are welcome – cocktails and light appetizers.

Cat/General Track – Room 3
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 10:00Compliance Part 1 – Dr. Chris Pachel (general session)
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:45Client Compliance Paent Cort 2 – Dr. Chris Pachel (general session)
11:45 – 1:15 – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 – The Practical Cat Consultant – Katenna Jones
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 – Case Studies – Dr. Lore Haug
4:00 – 5:15Companion Animal Welfare: From Now to Next  – Sarah Fraser (general session)
5:15 – 5:30 – Break
5:30 – 7:00Genetics and Cocktails with Dr. Elinor Karlsson. All attendees are welcome – cocktails and light appetizers.

Parrot/General Track – Room 4
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 10:00Client Compliance Part 1 – Dr. Chris Pachel (general session)
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:45Client Compliance Part 2 – Dr. Chris Pachel (general session)
11:45 – 1:15 – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 – The Scaredy Parrot – Techniques for Reducing Fear and Unease in Training and Everyday Life – Stephanie Edlund
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 – The Finnicky Parrot – Stephanie Edlund
4:00 – 5:15Companion Animal Welfare: From Now to Next  – Sarah Fraser (general session)
5:15 – 5:30 – Break
5:30 – 7:00Genetics and Cocktails with Dr. Elinor Karlsson. All attendees are welcome – cocktails and light appetizers.

Sunday, April 22nd

Dog/General Track – Room 1
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 10:00 – Dog Aggression – Michael Shikashio & Trish McMillan Loehr
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:45 – Dog Aggression – Michael Shikashio & Trish McMillan Loehr
11:45 – 1:15 – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 – Dog Aggression – Michael Shikashio & Trish McMillan Loehr
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 – Dog Aggression – Michael Shikashio & Trish McMillan Loehr
4:00 – 5:00 – No Mud, No Lotus: Thriving in the Difficult Work You Do – Jessica Dolce (general session)

Multi-Species/General Track – Room 2
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 10:00 – Getting the Right Information: Intake Information and What It Means – Dr. Chris Pachel
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:45 – Puppy Problem Prevention – Karen Deeds
11:14 – 1:15 – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 – Beware the Straw Man: Fact, Fiction & Science in the Training World Part 1 – Linda Case
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 – Beware the Straw Man: Fact, Fiction & Science in the Training World Part 2 – Linda Case
4:00 – 5:00 – No Mud, No Lotus: Thriving in the Difficult Work You Do – Jessica Dolce (general session)

Cat/General Track – Room 3
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 10:00 – Working with Shelter Cats – Katenna Jones
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:45 – Behavior Modification for Cats – Dr. Chris Pachel
11:45 – 1:15 – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 – Remote Behavior Consults – Katenna Jones
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 – IAABC Roundtable
4:00 – 5:00 – No Mud, No Lotus: Thriving in the Difficult Work You Do – Jessica Dolce (general session)

Parrot/General Track – Room 4
8:00 – 8:30 – Registration and Opening Invitation
8:30 – 10:00 – Parrot Behavior and Training Track – Pam Clark
10:00 – 10:15 – Break
10:15 – 11:45 – Enrichment, Not Replacement – Stephanie Edlund
11:45 – 1:15 – Lunch
1:15 – 2:45 – Feather Destructive Behavior – Stephanie Edlund
2:45 – 3:00 – Break
3:00 – 4:00 – Parrot Behavior Case Studies – Stephanie Edlund
4:00 – 5:00 – No Mud, No Lotus: Thriving in the Difficult Work You Do – Jessica Dolce (general session)