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Re-Awakening: From Shut Down to Eager Partnership Online horse webinar- Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Wednesday, October 19th: 12 pm – 3 pm ET

"Re-Awakening: From Shut Down to Eager Partnership"  

Karen Rohlf and I, along with 3 other special guest panelists, will be participating in another Live Discussion + Q&A
Whether you are an animal behavior geek or a novice horseman you will gain tools, strategies, and new insights you can immediately implement to create more motivated horses.
  • Defining ‘Shut-Down’ – What it is, how to avoid it and how to turn it around.

  • Our motivation and responsibility – How to navigate training goals with compassion & concern.

  • Permission & Choice – The power of giving your horse a voice.

  • Motivation – Practical use of reinforcers.


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International Horsemanship Association Live!- Thursday, September 15, 2022

Thursday, September 15: 5pm PST

"Mindful Partners: The Zen Art & Science of Working with Animals"  

featuring Doctor Jenifer Zeligs and David Lichman

For more information and to register, check back soon!


Secrets to a Cooperative, Eager Horse Webinar- August 3rd, 2022

August 3rd: 12-3pm ET

Join Our Panel of Experts in Animal
Behavior and Horse Training for a Live Webinar + Q&A

This special event will be led by Karen Rohlf and  Dr. Jenifer Zeligs will be featured as one of four additional expert
panelists, each of them with a unique expertise in animal behavior and horse training.
This event brings together knowledge from dressage, natural horsemanship, and science-based
behavior training.

Topics will include motivational strategies, best uses of pressure/release and rewards, as well as
more modern and compassionate attitudes towards training the ridden horse. Includes Q&A.

For more information and to register, click here


Online Horse Fair- December 4-12, 2021

December 4th-12th: Online Conference

Join Dr. Jenifer Zeligs and 200 trainers from all over the world with more than 200 demonstrations and 9 days full of learning, ideas and inspiration to use with your horses! All videos of the fair will be available 24/7 for the duration of the event, there are fixed times for the live lectures. 

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EQUIDEMIA Online Conference – May 14th 2021

The Equidemia conference – 14th May 2021
Where Science meets Horsemanship and human meets horse register HERE
This is a LIVE ZOOM Event May 14, 2021 11:00 (Europe/Oslo time), but recordings are available for 14 days.

Become an active part of the conference, log into the FB-Group to join the discussion and ask live questions. Access to the group is granted with the ticket.

Cost of Tickets is 59 EUR / 590 NOK / 71 USD 

Use the code: 5bcpqquj for 25% off until April 30

Hear from speakers Bent Branderup, Hanna Engström, Eef Nibbelink, Piet Nibbelink, Conny Röhm, Dr. Cecilia Müller, Dr. Sue Dyson, Prof. Frauke Musial, Dr. Brigitte Kaluza, Dr. Sonja Barkhofen, Noora Ehnqvist, Warwick Schiller, Celina Skogan and our very own Dr. Jenifer Zeligs for a unique, holistic approach to horsemanship discussing behavior, training, rehabilitation, and more!

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David Lichman 5-Star Parelli Professional Liberty Coaching w/ Guest Dr. Jenifer Zeligs - March 20, 2021

David Lichman Video-Coaching Group Workshop - Paid Event Sign Up HERE
– March 20, 2021 10:00-13:00 PST (18:00 UK • 19:00 EU)

Dr. Jenifer Zeligs, professor of behavioral psychology at Cal State Monterey Bay, and author of Animal Behavior 101 joins David Lichman for a special interview and Q&A.

Sit in the Gallery, watch, listen and post questions for two hours, as David Lichman and Dr. Zeligs advise and coach several students on their individual video submissions. During the event they will share videos - stopping, starting and highlighting relevant sections while discussing with the student their thoughts and suggestions.

The Hitching Post

Long ago in the old west, when people had trouble with a horse, they could go into town and seek the advice of grizzled veterans over a meal, or a round of drinks at the bar…

I’d like to think I’m not so “grizzled” – but I am a 30-year veteran of helping students create a Liberty connection with their horses that resists distractions, no matter where you are playing.

For more info visit the Virtual Event Page HERE



October 19th-25th: Online Conference

Join Dr. Jenifer Zeligs and 100 trainers from all over the world with more than 200 demonstrations and 7 days full of learning, ideas and inspiration to use with your horses!

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June 27-28th: Online Conference


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Mindful Partnerships with Animals:

May 2020:  Poland 

                                                   * Cancelled due to COVID-19*

Developing Mindful Partnerships:
Practical, private and personal with Dr. Jenifer Zeligs
Rare opportunity for private coaching and practice with Dr. Jenifer Zeligs
Only 20 spaces available for a deeply personal chance to be tutored by one of the world's experts animal trainers.  Professor Zeligs will give instruction mixed with personal coaching working with live alpaca, llama and horses in a three day progressive workshop.
- Develop safety and calm attention as a starting point in your animal partnerships
- Learn how to focus your animal's attention and build energized cooperation
-Learn to see behavior more clearly and troubleshoot live problems, decide when to stop, when to change, when to push for more
-Explore your own personal training challenges and questions with a compassionate leading expert to help guide you to your best outcomes
-Each participant will be practicing with live animals each day while getting coaching advice from Dr. Zeligs and her team

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A Positive Start to Positive Reinforcement Training for Horses Workshop with Dr. Zeligs

June 13-14th 2020: Near Fresno, CA 

Focus for this clinic is on:  How to improve the relationship with your dressage horse by incorporating more positive reinforcement training strategies into your current program. Build more enthusiasm for training sessions, reduce anxiety and help prepare your horse for veterinary exams and for the farrier.

Does your horse “mug” you for treats so you don’t use them as a reward? Dr. Zeligs will show you how to use treats effectively and with  your horse’s respect and trust.

Day 1- safety (antecedent arrangements), bridging and safe feeding, calm defaults and introduction to targets

Day 2- moving targets and using targets and R+ to promote reduced anxiety during medical work/farrier.


For more information contact:

Nancy Dibble,

(559) 240-2024

(Date will move forward if necessary-Coronavirus compliant)

Mechanical Skills Development for the K9 Detection K9 Handler: Pay That Dog & Sea Lions Too!

July 17-19, 2020 Moss Landing, CA

                                               * Cancelled due to COVID-19*

K9 detection workshop: Pay That Dog & Sea Lions Too!

Mechanical Skill Development for the Detection K9 Handler
Brought to you by K9 Behavior Consortium LLC in partnership with Animal Training and Research International

Instructors: Craig Schultz, Gregory Strickland and Dr Jenifer Zeligs

Are you interested in enhancing your understanding of reward selection and delivery systems? Do you want to improve your handler mechanics? Come join us for this jam-packed 3-day seminar that is designed to help you step out of your comfort zone and challenge your assumptions in learning theory through practical exercises, interactive discussions, and live demonstrations. The first 2 days will be a blend of classroom and hands-on experiences (65% classroom and interactive exercises and 35% odor detection) that leads the detection canine handler through understanding reward selection and utilization to improving your mechanical skills in order to maximize performance and minimize handler cueing. The third day will be a blend of odor detection work and hands on implementation of learning theory with California Sea Lions. The cost will be $800.00 per person for working slots and 425.00 for audit slots. Audit slots will be able to observe sea lion training but will not be able to participate in hands-on activities. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity. Space will be limited.

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Count down to a better relationship with your horse:

* Cancelled due to COVID-19*

Sept 19-20, 2020 Warsaw, Poland

Taught by: Dr. Jenifer Zeligs world renown animal trainer

Hosted by: Gabriela Adamczewska 

In this Animal Training 101 workshop you will learn:

  • The 6 techniques to condition desirable behavior!
  • The 5 critical foundations of wellness for animals!
  • The 4 techniques to reduce fears and stress!
  • The 3 aspects of all behavior modification analysis!
  • The 2 primary types of training issues!
  • The 1 powerful way to enhance comfort, connection and attention with your animals!!!!

See dozens of videos of the scientific concepts being practiced with numerous species as well as live presentations of trouble shooting and how to use positive reinforcement with horses in particular.

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Praise for ATR Workshops:


    “That course was great, I learned a lot and I will definitely use it in the future during training with animals.”

                                              – Krysztof Piorkowski


  This “was my first [workshop] about non domesticated animals and all I can say that I want more. More experience, more knowledge, just amazing. These 3 days were special for me, you are great teacher. Also as a person who struggles with depression again I want to thank you for giving a kind of purpose. Especially training session with lions show me how important is to help animals at zoo, prepare them, reduce their stress. Thank you, thank you, thank you😊”



“I’d like to tell you how grateful I am for the opportunity to learn from you [Dr. Zeligs] – not only so many technical nuances of training and practical hints, but also ‘the heart’….You showed us the way by having the guts to always put the good of the animal first. I also appreciate the message about being humble, nonjudgmental and caring.”