Professional Animal Training Seminar

In this four-day seminar, you’ll learn industry-leading techniques with Ken Ramirez at Shedd Aquarium’s world-renowned facility as your classroom. Alongside Shedd’s experts, you’ll explore developments in animal training and health trends that can be adapted to any species.

Key topics include animal intelligence, human emotion and anthropomorphism, basic operant conditioning, informal interactions, husbandry training, social groups, advanced training techniques, aggression, advanced training games, problem-solving techniques and complex training.

This is a very popular program and spaces are limited. This program fills on a first-come first-served basis and you are not automatically registered for the seminar. Once we receive your on-line registration request you will be notified of your registration status within 15 business days. 


Registration for the 2016 Animal Training Seminar is now closed.

Program Dates

August 22 - August 26, 2016

Program Costs

August 2016 Seminar fees = $1,275 per person
All materials included.
Daily lunch and snacks included.
Aquarium admission included.
Dinner included during evening sessions.
Personal consultation time with Ken Ramirez!

Hours and Schedules

Please be advised- seminar hours may vary.
The general schedule will be approximately 9am to 6pm on three days and two days with later evening hours. An updated schedule will be shared the week the seminar.