IMPRESSUM : CHRISTIANE MÜLLER, 94089 Neureichenau, Klafferstrass 111, Tel. 08584 / 91033,

 Bio Ken Seminar Outline Price Accomondation  Reservation/ Booking Contact

Ken Ramirez Training & Consulting Seminar

Focusing on training people so that people can focus on training animals of any species !


date:  Friday 20. April -  Sunday 22. April 2012


location: MUNICH - Aufkirchen - Hotel Mercure, near Airport Munich


time: each day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm




Seminar programm outline 


Day 1

 9:00 am

Reinforcement Strategies

– A look at advanced reinforcement including the use of non-food  reinforcers and variable schedules of reinforcement. 

This will also include a look at evaluation of reinforcers. 

10:30 am


11:00 am

Reinforcement Strategies (continued)

Training Games #1 – Through the weekend I will introduce and teach a variety of training games

1:00 pm


2:00 pm


Complex Tools – A look at advanced concepts and a discussion of the science and the practical application of No Reinforcement Markers (NRM), Time Outs (TO), Least Reinforcing Stimulus (LRS), Keep Going Signals (KGS), End of Session Signals (ESS), Redirection Strategies (DRA), Jackpots, Chained behaviors, and more)

3:30 pm


4:00 pm 

Complex Tools (continued)

Training Games #2

6:00 pm



Day 2

9:00 am

Recipe for Becoming a Top Trainer

– Ken will share his timetable for teaching new trainers how to be good trainers. 

What skill sets are required at what point and what is the rationale for those decisions?

10:30 am


11:00 am

Aggression Treatment Plans

– This seminar will take a brief look at many of the popular aggression treatment plans that exist and

each will be analyzed and compared so as to better understand the science and practical applications for each treatment plan.

1:00 pm


2:00 pm


Problem Solving

– Behavioral problems require a systematic approach to adequately solve them in a timely fashion. 

Ken will review his template for approaching behavioral issues.

3:30 pm


4:00 pm 

Concept Training – A Focus on Mimicry!

– It has often been believed that dogs do not naturally mimic, however Ken will share his research and method

at teaching dogs genuine imitation. 

This is a form of concept training and Ken will review the basics of teaching concepts to animals but focus on Mimicry.

6:00 pm



Day 3

 9:00 am

Positive Reinforcement in the Workplace

– A workshop designed to help managers, supervisors and others who work with people use the science of operant condition

more effectively to work with and manage people.

10:30 am


11:00 am

Positive Reinforcement in the Workplace (continued)

Training Game #3

1:00 pm


2:00 pm


Wanted: Animal Training Consultant – Those Good with Animals Need Not Apply

 – A look at the many non-animal skills needed to be a good training consultant. 

This seminar will review the people skills and organizational skills needed to be successful as a consultant working with animals.

Training Game #4

3:30 pm


4:00 pm 

Evolution of the Modern Trainer

– A look at the latest trends and newest developments in training as seen through the trajectory of Ken’s career. 

This is designed to be a unique and inspiring way to end the weekend.

6:00 pm




Ken Ramirez Biography 

Bio Ken Ramirez, the senior vice-president of animal collections and animal training, develops and supervises animal care programs, staff training and development as well as public presentation programs for the entire animal collection at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.  He joined Shedd Aquarium in 1989. A 30+ year veteran of animal care and training, Ramirez is a biologist and animal behaviorist who served nine years at Marineworld of Texas.  He also was a trainer and coordinator at Ocean Safari in South Padre Island, Texas, as well as acting as a consultant to many zoo and aquarium programs throughout the world.  He began his training career working with guide dogs for the visually impaired and has maintained a close affiliation to pet training throughout his career.  He hosted two successful seasons of the pet training television series Talk to the Animals that compared pet training to the important work done with training and caring for animals in zoological facilities.  He has also recently worked closely with several search and rescue dog organizations, service dog groups, as well as with bomb and narcotic dogs.

Ramirez has been active in several professional organizations, including the International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association (IMATA), of which he is a past president.  Ken has been actively involved in the creation of a certification process for animal trainers in zoological settings.  He has been on the faculty of Karen Pryor’s Clicker Expos since 2005.Ramirez has written for numerous scientific publications and popular articles and has authored the book ANIMAL TRAINING: Successful Animal Management through Positive Reinforcement, published in 1999. He also teaches a graduate course on animal training at Western Illinois University.

Ramirez has written for several scientific publications, including Marine Mammals: For example "ANIMAL TRAINING: Successful Animal Management through Positive Reinforcement" , published in 1999.

Visit the company web-sites to learn more about some of the organizations with which Ken works.

Further information on Ken Ramirez :



Price for the seminar without rooms:

Booking Condition  Buchungskondition 

 Time period of booking 2011/12 - Zeitraum

and Price

                                    When to pay?

 Early reservation with room at the hotel  


    from 01.September to 31.October 2011

400 Euros

 payment at the latest 31th of Oct. 2011

 Zahlung bis spätestens 31.Okt. 2011



 Early reservation without room

External Booking Teilnehmer extern

 440 Euro        external means:  

If you book rooms somewhere else, not at the seminar hotel the price is 440 Euros


 Regular reservation

 from 01.November 2011 to 31.January 2012

450 Euros

 payment at the latest 31th of January 2012

 Zahlung bis spätestens 31.Januar 2012



   Regular reservation External  Booking Teilnehmer extern

480 Euros     external means:  

 If you book rooms somewhere else, not at the seminar hotel the price is 480 Euro


 Late  reservation


from 01.February to 31. March 2012

 late booking is possible until 15.April

490 Euros

 payment at the latest 31st of March.2012

 Zahlung bis spätestens 31.März. 2012



   Late reservation - External Booking   Teilnehmer extern

520 Euros    external means:  

 If you book rooms somewhere else, not at the seminar hotel the price is 520 Euros


                              The Seminar price includes:                                      BACK

  •  Seminar participation

  •  costs for conference room

  •  Coffee / tea breaks in the morning

  •  lunch  (you only have to pay your beverage yourselves)

  •  coffee break in the afternoon with cake and fruits (only Friday and Saturday)

       Other drinks like coffee, tea, fruit-juice, soda are available at breaks, but must be payed seperat, the drink for lunch as well.



Price for rooms per night at the Airport Hotel Mercure:

Please book your rooms directly at the Airport Hotel Mercure !

 80 .- Euros Singleroom incl. breakfast  ( 3 nights 240 .- Euros )

 95 .- Euros Doubleroom incl. breakfast ( 3 nights 285 .- Euros )

Email :   or phone:  (049) 8122/8670

Since there is only a limited amount of double - and single rooms available, please start booking them early. 

Rooms can be booked from Thursday 03th of November.

If you don´t want to stay at the hotel, there a small low-priced guesthouses nearby.

Please contact me and I will send you adress and phone numbers.



Seminar Reservation

Gto register click on that button