ATC - Introduction to Animal Training
Date and Time
The ASZK Animal Training Community will be holding a 2 day "Introduction to Animal Training" workshop at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on the Gold Coast.
The two-day workshop covers the introductory concepts of animal training with a focus on positive reinforcement strategies. It is designed to give participants an insight into the theory and practical elements of animal training used in zoos. The workshop will include animal training demonstrations at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 1 of the workshop “An Introduction to Animal Training” covers topics such as Operant Conditioning, Shaping Techniques, Stimulus Control, Foundation Behaviours, Training Plans & Record Keeping.
Day 2 of the workshop “In Depth Concepts” looks at Animal Welfare in training, The Operant Conditioning Quadrant, Schedules of reinforcement and Problem solving.
Workshop cost includes 2 days of facilitated learning by leading industry trainers. All morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is included as well as entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary during the breaks.
Bianca Papadopoulous- Animal Training Coordinator, Melbourne Zoo
Stephen Dalleywater- Head Keeper, Wild Cat Conservation Centre
Claudette Merrick- Head of Wild Experience Department, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
A detailed workshop outline will be sent out to registered attendees the week prior to the workshop.
If booking accomodation we suggest the following options which are in walking distance to the venue:
Sandcastles Currumbin- https://sandcastlescurrumbin.com.au/ (5 min walk)
Sanctuary Lake apartments**-https://www.sanctuarylake.com.au/ (5 min walk)
Golden Riviera Beach Resort-https://www.goldenriviera.com.au/currumbin-resort/ (15 min walk)
** Workshop attendees can get a discount at Sanctuary Lake Apartments. Phone or email Edward at sanctuary lakes and say that you are booking for the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary course to receive the discount. +61755343344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Refunds are available up to 7 days before the workshop. Refunds will incur a $50 processing fee