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November 6-18, 2019 Zoo Consulting Southern, California, USA

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December 6-12, 2019 Zoo Consulting United Emirates


January 2020, Zoo Consulting Oregon, USA

January, 2020 Zoo Consulting Tennessee, USA

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February, 2020, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, USA

February 21-24, 2020 The Art and Science of Animal Training Conference Hurst, TX, USA More information here

Barbara will be presenting on the following topic:
Exotic Animal Training: The Constructional Approach to Addressing Extreme Fear and Aggressive Behavior

In zoological settings we are training everything from snarling big cats to flighty herds of antelopes. Traditionally our first step has involved delivering preferred food items. But some animals present such extreme fear responses or aggressive behavior in the presence of humans, that food holds little value. Trying to use systematic desensitization and keeping animals below threshold can be challenging to apply due to enclosure design. And results are often slowly realized in these cases, if at all. The constructional approach empowers animals to replace fear or aggressive behavior with desired responses. Usually within one or two sessions, the animal is approaching to accept desired items or experiences. When applying the constructional approach in zoos, we have a number of different challenges to address such as enclosure design, limited visibility, needing to know the natural history of the species, and how to apply the protocol to a group of animals. This presentation will show video examples of how the constructional approach is helping a variety of species of animals commonly cared for in zoos.

February 25-26, 2020 Frank Buck Zoo Gainesville, TX, USA

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March 29- April 2, 2020 The Animal Behavior Management Alliance Conference BeekseBergen, The Netherlands. More information here.

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September 24, 2020 Southwest Veterinary Symposium Fort Worth, TX, USA Barbara will be presenting at this event

September 29- October 3, 2020 European Association of Zoos and Aquarium Conference Zoo Leipzig, Germany

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