We attended lectures and working labs with Michelle Pouliot, Kay Laurence, Cecile Koste and Ken Rameriz. The key note speaker was the amazing Dr. Susan Friedman. I will post more on the individual sessions as I digest and process the information.
One of the wonderful things about this event is the feeling of joy throughout. Attendees (approx 500) range from dog training geeks (me) to shelter workers and professional trainers in a range of fields. Some of them are massively clicker oriented and others not as much but all participants have a love of positive training techniques that help us respect and communicate with our dogs. This was my second trip and the ten year anniversary of the expo.
Stella was a great breed ambassador while we were there. If I got $10 for every comment about how calm she was "for a vizsla" it would have gone a long way to paying for some of the conference fees! I am proud of my crazy little bean as this was a lot to ask for a young dog and she was awesome.