The Art and Science of Animal Training Conference

Our next conference will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

We are very proud to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. John Pilley. You’ve probably heard of Dr. Pilley because of the fascinating language research that he has done with his border collie, Chaser. You can read more about Dr. Pilley and Chaser here.

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Information about speakers, talks, and registration will be available soon.

ORCA hosts the Art and Science of Animal Training Conference every spring at the University of North Texas. The conference, now going into its seventh year, brings together animal trainers and behavior analysts for lectures and conversations about the science of animal training and about “what’s new” in animal training.

The conference has gained a reputation as one of the country’s top animal training conferences. As well, it is one of the few conferences that brings together animal trainers from a variety of fields, including dog trainers, horse trainers, zoo trainers, marine mammal trainers, bird trainers, and more.

wicked minds group photo 2011