Ken Ramirez - Understanding Dogs and other animals
Ken Ramirez is a world authority on animal training. His work history includes 26 years Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, where he developed and supervised animal care and animal health programs, staff training and development for the entire animal collection of more than 32,000 animals. A biologist and animal behaviourist, he also served nine years at Marineworld of Texas and was a trainer and coordinator at Ocean Safari in South Padre Island, also in Texas. He began his training career working with guide dogs for the visually impaired and continues to research dog behaviour and training for rescue and service dogs, as well as bomb and narcotic dogs. Ken is a special guest at this year's Association of Pet Dog Trainers New Zealand conference, the organisation's 10th anniversary, details here.