THE ANIMAL PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN BE PROUD OF!
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS
Praise for Animal Training 101 Online Classes:
I learned so much from these lectures. I am such a visual person and I absolutely loved how she taught! The videos and examples she prepared for the lectures were absolutely amazing and helped the material just sink into my brain easier."
- Anastasia Lagarde, Zookeeper Houston Zoo
UNLOCKING THE SECRET SCIENCE OF BEHAVIOR
Learn how to understand and teach the science of behavior with Animal Training and Research (ATR) International!
People from all over the world have learned to master the behavioral science behind the art of animal training using our unique combination of scientific framework and artful practical experience with animals of any species.
ATR training leads to career advancement. Our students hold senior positions at zoos, aquariums and domestic animal training centers around the world. ATR has been directly responsible for the career development of hundreds of top-level domestic and exotic animal professionals across a broad industry.
ATR offers education and resources for animal trainers of all interest levels. From our highly rated online animal academy courses to California State University Monterey Bay summer and winter university courses, to live international workshops, and numerous award winning books and presentations - we cover all facets of working with animals.
Established by Dr. Jenifer Zeligs, who has over 40 years’ experience training dozens of species across a wide spectrum of training objectives, ATR is here to help you unlock the secrets of behavior modification in your own training regardless of what species you work with.
The ATR International Animal Care center at California State Universities formally closed it's doors in 2023, after over 24 years in operation. The programs operated from the animal care center (called SLEWTHS) are archived here.
CUTTING-EDGE BEHAVIOR AND COMPASSIONATE CARE
Learn how to create complex behavior you never thought possible. Founded on the idea of the best possible cooperative relationship between animals and people, this forms the important foundation and common denominator for our interactions with all animals and students. We hold cutting edge standards of care for our animals and their cooperative involvement in every aspect of their lives, from our research to our education programs. Through supporting our programs you are assured the promise of the highest standard of care, safety, and welfare for animals, as well as our commitment to continued conservation, environmental research, and high quality inspiring educational experiences.
"I have not ever been to a facility that so completely demonstrated that the principals of humane, nonintrusive, most effective means were used daily by staff amongst themselves as well as with the animals. The love and care given to these animals is phenomenal. This place definitely has deeper dimension of compassion than any place I have been. A beautiful and refreshing experience."
- Dr. Susan Brown, Veterinarian
“Jenifer is a true expert in animal training and behavior. She and her team are always inspiring when it comes to taking my own training to higher levels”
-Tenielle Williams, owner Dog Matters
AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT
Animal Training and Research International has a world famous reputation for excellence in Animal Behavior Modification, recognized by numerous prominent animal training organizations.
International Marine Animal Trainers' Association Awards
• Best Poster Presentation 1993
• Best Husbandry Techniques/ Research Advancements 1997
• Best Trained Behavior 1997
• Best Poster Presentation (2nd place) 2000
• Best Research Advancements 2001
• Best Behavioral Training (2nd place) 2008
The Animal Behavior Management Alliance Award
• “Sharing the Knowledge” Award 2005
International Animal Training Conference Twycross Zoo Award
• People’s Choice Award 2014
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