Ken Ramirez has been an animal trainer, teacher of trainers, and consultant for more than 35 years. Based on his experiences throughout his career, he will share his philosophy and stories that he believes reflect the key factors needed to succeed in the modern training world. His presentation will focus on four main topics: 1) The importance of having a philosophy - principles that guide your decision making throughout your career. 2) Science vs. Practice - Knowing how to hone ones skills balancing theory and application. 3) Diversifying your skills beyond just training – this will only be brief as it will be the focus of his talk the next day. 4) Keeping the passion and finding your calling – Staying motivated and finding your special niche.
Learning Objectives: 1. Analyze the value of having a philosophy upon which you can make decisions 2. Hone how to hone skills by balancing theory and application 3. Assess how and why to diversify skills beyond just training