The 7th Annual Art and Science of Animal Training

We are very pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Stanley Weiss!

Dr. Weiss is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at American University in Washington, DC. His current research interests include stimulus control of behavior, biological constraints on learning and incentive motivation, among other things. Dr. Weiss has been honored as a B.F. Skinner Lecturer by the Association for Behavior Analysis and hosts the annual Winter Conference on Animal Learning and Behavior. In 2008, Dr. Weiss presented the keynote address about stimulus control and differential reinforcement at the Conference on Odour Detection in Animals in Os, Norway. See Dr. Weiss’s curriculum vitae for additional detail about his interests and accomplishments.


This year’s conference will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Information about additional 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