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Dr. Susan Friedman presents "Living and Learning with Animals " - Animal Behavior Seminar
Radisson Hotel - Mayfair

susanf.jpgWe are thrilled to bring the amazing Susan Friedman to Milwaukee for this seminar! Susan will teach you how animals (including dogs and humans) learn and how we can encourage appropriate behavior in a humane way using the scientific principles of behavior analysis.  In the last several years, Susan has pioneered efforts to apply to animals the humane philosophy and scientifically sound teaching technology from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, which has been so effective with human learners. The guiding principle of this approach is a hierarchy of teaching interventions starting with the most positive, least intrusive, effective behavior solutions.

Dr. Friedman is a steadfast proponent of changing behavior through facilitation rather than force, focusing on animals' extraordinary biologic capacity to learn by interacting with their environment. She teaches that by changing the environment for success, animals learn to behave successfully.

This 2-day seminar focuses on the fundamental principles of learning and behavior, and the behavior change technology known as applied behavior analysis. As all animals change their behavior due to experience, this seminar has trans-species, and interdisciplinary relevance to any professional working with behavior. This entertaining and enlightening presentation given by Dr Susan G Friedman, should not be missed by anyone working with animals, from dogs to parrots and from  cats to elephants. Oh...and you may notice how this can extend to parenting or running your own company, too.

About the Seminar Speaker:

Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D., is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Utah State University. She has helped pioneer the cross-species application of behavior analysis to animals, using the same humane philosophy and scientifically sound teaching technology that has been so effective with human learners. She has written chapters in three veterinary texts, and her popular magazine articles have been translated into 11 languages ( Susan also blogs for Psychology Today (

Susan has given seminars on learning and behavior around the world (Australia, Botswana, Canada, England, Holland, Ireland, Israel, France, New Zealand, and Sweden); at zoo facilities (Assiniboine Zoo, Audubon Zoo, Cheyenne Mt. Zoo, Dallas Zoo, Denver Zoo, Houston Zoo, London Zoo and San Diego Zoo); and conferences (International Association for Aquarium Animal Medicine, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, Moorpark College’s Exotic Animal Training, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers). Last year, she was the Keynote Speaker at Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expos, and the International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association (IMATA). Susan was a core member of the now retired US Fish and Wildlife Condor Recovery Team and has been nominated for the Media Award given by the International Association of Behavior Analysis, for disseminating the essential tools people need to empower and enrich the lives of all learners.

Other Seminar Details:

  • $245 for two full days of instruction.
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. both days (check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m.)
  • This seminar  will  be  at  the Radisson Hotel, 2303 N. Mayfair Rd. Wauwatosa, WI 53226
  • 14 CEUs for CPDT-KA or CBCC-KA 
  • and 14 CEUs for IAABC 
  • We will have morning coffee/tea. Lunch will be on your own. 
  • Dogs are not allowed at the seminar.
  • Special room rate of $95 per night available at the Radisson Hotel for event guests. Please contact the Radisson directly at 414-257-3400 and let them know you will be attending the Wisconsin Humane Society event.
  • Cancellation policy:A $25 cancellation fee will apply for cancellations made 30 or more days in advance of event date. A $50 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations made 15-29 days in advance of the event. No refunds will be given within 14 days of the event.

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