The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is thrilled to host Kathy Sdao, M.A., and Dr. Susan Friedman, PhD, for a fun and free-style evening answering audience questions about all things related to animal behavior. Registrants will be asked to submit one question to be considered for inquiry and the HSBV Training and Behavior team will surprise Kathy and Susan with a dozen or more examples. In this format, conversation will be spontaneous, humorous, and candid. These women represent the gold standard for positive reinforcement animal training, and to see them together is really special!
Kathy Sdao travels internationally educating students about the science of animal training. Kathy owns Bright Spot Dog Training in Washington and is faculty for the Karen Pryor Academy. She has trained animal actors, written for The Clicker Journal and the Seattle Times, consulted with Guide Dogs for the Blind, and worked as a marine mammal trainer for many years. Kathy’s passion for positive reinforcement is evident in everything she does and she is an inspiration to the field of animal welfare.
Dr. Susan Friedman is a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals. ABA, with its roots in human learning, offers a scientifically sound teaching technology and ethical standard that can improve the lives of all learners. Susan has contributed to Veterinary textbooks, written for popular magazines, and has presented seminars for a wide variety of professional organizations around the world such as the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, Moorpark College Exotic Animal Training and Management program, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Friedman is a pinnacle figure in the field of animal behavior.
This event is open to all ages, but beer will only be served to individuals 21 years of age or older and a current and valid I.D. will be necessary to obtain alcohol. Additionally, everybody can fill their bellies with tasty bites!
We expect this event to sell out so plan to arrive early in order to park and be seated on time.