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Mindful Partnerships with Animals:

May 2020:  Poland 

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

To register please email:

Dressage Horse 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

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

  Now OPEN for registration
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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Mindful Partners Horse Workshop

August 23-24th

With Dr. Jenifer A. Zeligs

More info coming soon!


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.”