Animal Training and Research International

People helping animals, animals helping people


Mission Statement



ATR International was founded as a parent company to provide financial support for the research, conservation, and educational endeavors taken on by the not-for-profit SLEWTHS (Science Learning and Exploration With The Help of Sea Lions) Project. This relationship and financial security enhances our capacity to provide low cost, high quality research program and educational experiences for students and the general public.






We are excited to announce the release of Animal Training 101: The Complete and Practical Guide to the Art and Science of Behavior Modification by Dr. Jenifer Zeligs, director of Animal Training and Research International and professor at California State University Monterey Bay. Animal Training 101 is the most complete training reference available, compiled after years of research. We know you'll love it! In this first of its kind text, Dr. Zeligs outlines in detail the six basic operant training techniques to provide a flexible, complete, and pragmatic approach that will allow you to connect with any animal in a mutually satisfying way. It is a must-have for anyone interested in animal training in either domestic or professional settings. The retail price is $44.95 (+tax), available for order at –Enjoy!


Through supporting our program you are assured the promise of the highest standard of care, safety and welfare of our remarkable sea lions, as well as our commitment to continued conservation, environmental research, and high quality inspiring educational experiences.



Founded on a conservation message and educational direction, we incorporate that philosophy into all the services we offer in order to promote environmental stewardship and enhance the lives of our animals and students. We hold a uniquely high standard in the care and well being of our animals and their involvement in performances and educational programs.


Help give these beautiful sea lions a new home, better health, and a happier life! Now we are asking for your help to raise money for a new pool to improve their enclosures and their quality of life!

This new pool will be longer, wider, and deeper - providing improved water quality for the animals to frolic in and enjoy. Also, the new pool will finally allow us to build an improved enclosure with connecting decks between every pool in our facility, allowing the animals to have access to all pools at once. The animals’ health and well-being is priority to us, and it is time for an upgrade from the temporary soft sided pool which they currently have access to. So far we have raised $5,000 of our $25,000 goal. All funds raised will help us purchase a high quality fiberglass pool and the variety of necessary construction supplies that comes along with a large undertaking such as this. Please support us in any way you can, every dollar counts and contributes to the improvement of our facility and the quality of our sea lions' lives.
Thank you!

Pricing break down: $25,000 needed
Pool: $20,000
Supplies: $5,000
(fencing, lumber, fiberglass, shade cloth)
Labor: Free! (provided by our volunteers)

*SLEWTHS is a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are tax deductible

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Created by Jennifer Gale 2006, Updated March 2015