Animal Training and Research International

People helping animals, animals helping people


Animal Training 101: Classes, Workshops & Seminars

Dr. Jenifer A. Zeligs Ph.D, offers a variety of classes, workshops and seminars focusing on the science of animal behavior and the practical art of animal training. These events will overview the tools used to both Communicate (describe) as well as to Motivate (persuade) animals. They will include pratical examples using live animals as well as videos of all types of species. Dr. Zeligs thoroughly explains the entire spectrum of training methods by providing an analysis of each approach, while focusing on maintaining a trusting, positive relationship between the animal and the trainer. Recently having released her first book, Animal Training 101: The Complete and Practical Guide to the Art and Science of Behavior Modification, Dr. Zeligs presents the many techniques of animal training in a simple and practical way that will be useful to both the seasoned professional and a beginning level enthusiast working with animals of any species.

These events will open up your mind to a broader understanding of animals, and how to work with them in a partnership of mutual advantage!

If you are interested in hosting an event with Dr. Zeligs you can email her at




Upcoming 2017 Teaching Events:

(Classes, Workshops and Seminars)


February 17th until March 24th, 2017 (weekly)

Animal Training 101: Communication Online Courses


June 26th- July 2nd

Theories & Techniques of Animal Training

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California State University, Monterey Bay
July 10th-16th

Working With Marine Mammals

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California State University, Monterey Bay
Fall 2017 TBA

Animal Training 101 Online Class

Part 2: Motivation

Part 3: Practical Training

Animal Training 101 Book

Sea Lion Shows & Public Outreach

K-12 Programs
Classes, Workshops & Seminars

Trainer for a Day & Internship Programs

Animal Actors
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