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The PPG 2018 Training & Behavior Event at Best Friends in Kanab Utah

  • Sunday, April 22, 2018
  • 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • 5:00 PM (MDT)
  • Kanab, UT
  • 18


  • This registration gives you access to the full day of lectures each day. You can still volunteer on your own schedule at the Sanctuary but are not eligible to sign up for the hands on LABS
  • This registration includes your lectures and workshops. It also includes your welcome reception at the Best Friends Visitor Center, your SWAG bag and daily transportation to and from the sanctuary for the hands on workshops.

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The PPG 2018  Multi-Species Training & Behavior Event at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. 

April 2018

This event will focus on how to help pets develop skills that will  support their successful  adoption and integration into their new home. Applicable for all professional trainers and behavior consultants.  

Presenter Schedule

Session Descriptions

  • You can attend this event just to participate in the full schedule of presentations each day or you can combine volunteer shifts with workshops and lectures. Your choice!
  • Presentations are scheduled each morning, afternoon and evening. 
  • The hands-on workshops will focus on how to help pets develop skills that will support their successful adoption and integration into their new home. These are important skills needed by many of the pets we encounter each and every day.

April. 23 - 26, 2018.  Kanab, UT.  Mountain Time

Location: Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

4 Days of Hands on Clinics  & Presentations With Industry Experts Across Multiple Species. 

Limited spaces available!

Featuring :

 Janis Bradley, Emily Larlham, Chirag Patel, Jacqueline Munera, Emily Cassell, Louise Stapleton-Frappell,  Lara Joseph and  Vicki Ronchette supported by Best Friends experts Dr Franklin McMillan, Sherry Woodard, Glenn Pierce and a special presentation by Best Friends Co-Founder,  Faith Maloney.

Event Overview

Day One  April  22nd 2018. 

12 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Welcome Party 

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Opening Address 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Day Two to Day Four April 23rd to April 26 .
Four full days of  lectures and workshops

Your Daily Schedule
  1. Breakfast in your hotel of choice. ( make your own hotel reservation)
  2. Each day the registrants will be together for AM General Sessions from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
  3. At 11:45 a.m. those registered for the p.m. workshops will be transported the 5 miles in buses up to the sanctuary where they will first enjoy lunch ($15.00) at the Village Cafe and then be escorted to their training workshop with their assigned trainer and an assistant
  4. Afternoon presentations are scheduled each day  for those who prefer not to get involved in the hands on workshops
  5. Daily training and behavior workshops will vary between horses, donkeys, goats, dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, puppies, and wild things.  First come first served basis. 
  6. Each attendee will get the opportunity to sign up for 2  hands-on workshops on site in Kanab. This is a first come first served opportunity as places are limited. We will encourage you to choose different locations
  7. You can schedule volunteer projects each day by contacting the sanctuary directly. Full details are included  in your event confirmation email
  8. Hands on workshops will be finalized when we are on site in Kanab. Each person will have the opportunity to enroll in a minimum of two workshops or volunteer activities while in Kanab. See below for volunteer options. This is a first come first served basis. 
  9. Each evening there will also be  p.m. lecture sessions for those interested
  • Confirmation of   specific workshops will take place on site at the registration location. We will make this option available on line prior if logistics allow. 
  • To guarantee a volunteer slot for yourself during the four days at the Sanctuary, once you register and complete the volunteer orientation, you can then contact Best Friends directly and secure your spot.

Bringing a Dog
  • You may bring your own dog and it will have access to the theater and the library where lectures and workshops are taking place.
  • There are pet friendly hotels in Kanab, one of the hotels we reference in our confirmation email allows dogs
  • Pets are not allowed access to the animal care areas at the sanctuary

Evening  Activities  

There will be a group evening activity organized during the program and this can be reserved nearer the date. 

Financial Terms

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