Upcoming Events

IAABC Foundation Animal Behavior Conference

IAABC Foundation is happy to be returning for our second in-person conference!

We’re so excited for the opportunity to teach and learn with all of you again in 2024!


Past Events

November 18-19, 2023

Pounce! 2023

Pounce is the cat event of the year, covering the most current research, theory, and practice in feline veterinary medicine, behavior, and training.  You won’t want to miss it!

Everyone who works with, lives with, and just can’t get enough of our feline friends will benefit from this education. If you want to learn how to work more effectively with this often-overlooked member of the household, “Pounce” on this opportunity!

Presentations and Q&A sessions will be recorded and available to you for a minimum of one year or as long as you have an active IAABC Foundation account (minimum of one purchase per year).

October 28, 2023

FLOCK! 2023

Join us for the IAABC Foundation’s first dedicated Parrot Conference!

FLOCK! is for parrot lovers, parrot trainers, parrot behavior consultants, and people who are fascinated by parrots.

What does this mean for our attendees?  We’re taking a deep dive into understanding the overall needs of the parrots we work with and live with, ranging from health, nutrition, age, safety, stress, enrichment and the family dynamics.  A solid understanding of the science allows us to operationalize it for our clients and improve the lives of parrots and their caregivers.

Presentations and Q&A sessions will be recorded and available to you for a minimum of one year or as long as you have an active IAABC Foundation account (minimum of one purchase per year).

May 4-7, 2023


Off-site workshops and events; Individual and joint-speaking engagements; Breakfast Light Bites networking experiences; Lunch panel discussions, cross-species and cross-industry; and so much more!

IAABC Foundation is happy to be returning to our in-person conference!

March 11, 2023

Cross Cultural Cats: Comparative Studies in Pet Parenting and Cat-Human Relationships in the U.S., Japan, and India

A live online event with Drs. Kristyn Vitale and Shelly Volsche
How can we compare cats across different cultures? Which trends in how humans live with and care for cats are similar across the globe? What might learning about how other cultures see and understand cats help us in our professional lives with them? Join two researchers on cross-cultural cats for a unique presentation!

In Do Cat-Human Relationships Differ Across Cultures? A Comparison of Cats in Japan and the U.S., Dr. Kristyn Vitale will present her research comparing human perception and cat social behaviors in the U.S. and Japan. This paper is not scheduled to be published until the beginning of the summer, so we get to hear all about it before anyone else!

In Cross-Cultural Trends and the Emergence of Pet Parenting: Comparing the U.S., Japan, and India, Dr. Shelly Volsche will compare the emergence of “pet parenting” in the US, Japan and India, using survey and demographic data, the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (LAPS), and the Companion Animal RElationship Scale (CARES) which Dr. Volsche herself authored. She will conclude with a discussion on the importance of cross-cultural variation in research and where her research will take her next!

Each talk ends with a live Q&A session with each presenter. At the end of the event we will host a live panel discussion between Drs. Vitale and Volsche.

21 enero 2023

10:00am a 6:00pm (GMT -3) Chile/Arg


¡GATO-CON! 2023 es sin duda el evento sobre gatos más esperado por todos los amantes de los michis. En estas pláticas hablaremos sobre las visitas al veterinario, problemas de conducta, domesticación y lenguaje corporal. No te pierdas de esta oportunidad de aprender más sobre estos seres tan especiales de la mano del Dr. Jaume Fatjó, y las Especialistas en Comportamiento Alejandra López, Daniela Araya y Rosa Roldán, el próximo 21 de enero de 2023.

¡No te pierdas esta increíble oportunidad y compra tu entrada ahora!

Las presentaciones estarán a tu disponibilidad durante al menos 1 año después de la compra, o mientras tengas una cuenta activa de la IAABC Foundation, para esto es importante hacer al menos una compra al año.

26 y 27 de noviembre 2022


CONDUCTA 2022, el congreso de la IAABC Foundation en idioma español, es un encuentro de los más reconocidos expertos del mundo del entrenamiento y comportamiento canino.

Acompáñanos este 26 y 27 de noviembre durante 9 horas de presentaciones más cinco horas de preguntas y respuestas en vivo con nuestros presentadores.

November 19-20, 2022

POUNCE! 2022

A two-day virtual conference featuring 12 speakers presenting on their current research, theory, and application in cat behavior and training.
Pounce! 2022 is a two-day virtual conference featuring 12 speakers presenting on their current research, theory, and application in cat behavior and training.

Professionals working with cats in shelters, rescues, veterinary practices, homes, training and consulting businesses and beyond will encounter a wealth of resources on working effectively with the often-overlooked member of the household.

We know you have been eagerly awaiting the list of speakers and their topics since our last “Pounce!” Conference, so click the Details button to see this year’s lineup!

Presentations and Q&A sessions will be recorded and available to you for a minimum of one year or as long as you have an active IAABC Foundation account (minimum of one purchase per year).

September 24, 2022

Making Pets Happy: The Role of Positive Experiences in Good Animal Welfare

Zazie Todd, PhD
What do pets need in order to be happy? How can thinking about their welfare help to prevent and resolve behavior issues?

Join us for an ALL LIVE interactive event with Zazie Todd on modern approaches to animal welfare and how they relate to training, behavior, and enrichment. We’ll look at how we know that animals feel emotions, why positive experiences are an important part of good welfare, how to give dogs and cats opportunities to engage in normal behaviors, and the best ways to guide pet guardians towards important practices like reward-based training methods and an enriched environment.

June 25, 2022

Understanding, Managing, and Resolving Reactivity in Dogs

Dr. Lore Haug
What is reactivity?

How do we define it, acknowledging that reactivity looks different from dog to dog?

How do we manage and resolve it in an effective and long-lasting way?

Join us as Dr. Lore Haug gives us new and critical ways to enhance our training and behavior modification plans. She will discuss recent case studies, medical considerations, realistic management in a family’s everyday life, leash-specific reactivity, and how to foster an environment that sets reactive dogs up for success.

The afternoon will end with a live Q&A session with Dr. Haug and attendees.

APRIL 24, 2022

The Learning Bond Series

The Science of Cat Training and Behavior: Current Work and Future Directions

Kristyn Vitale, PhD & Dr. Saho Takagi
Are cats untrainable?

Are dogs smarter than cats?

Leading-edge researchers and educators Kristyn Vitale and Saho Takagi will host a half-day live event on current work and future directions of cat training and behavior.

They’ll discuss how to best apply learning principles to these brilliant, sensitive animals, how to prepare for success in training sessions, how the environment, other pets in the home, and human behavior all affect a cat’s learning, and how best to deal with unwanted or problematic behaviors when they arise.

The afternoon will end with a moderated discussion with our presenters and attendees.

2 ABRIL 2022

Perros Reactivos: Enfoque científico y soluciones prácticas

Astrid Concha DVM, MSc, PhD y Pablo Novoa MV, MSc, CDBC
¿Qué es la reactividad? ¿Cómo se define y cuál es la mejor manera de resolverlo y prevenirlo? Únase a nosotros para echar un vistazo a la investigación actual sobre este importante tema y cómo podemos ser proactivos en la prevención y el manejo de la reactividad.

Los expertos Astrid Concha y Pablo Novoa expondrán sobre la evidencia científica actual y profundizarán en los diversos enfoques para la resolución de casos, incluyendo la salud, el papel de la familia, la gestión, la formación y el medio ambiente tan importante para los perros reactivos.

Además de dos conferencias completas y detalladas, el evento incluirá una mesa redonda con los oradores incorporando sus preguntas e integrando toda la información presentada durante el día.

Este evento es adecuado para entrenadores, consultores de comportamiento y profesionales en activo de todos los niveles.

February 11-13, 2022

The Lemonade Conference 2022

An International Gathering of the Best in Dog Sports, Training and Behavior
We’re back for a third year and we’ve stepped it up again! This year we have 50+ presenters and *THREE* rooms running simultaneously throughout the conference from 7 a.m. PST ’til 8 p.m. PST! If you’re not available to attend live, no problem! All conference attendees will have access to a free “library” of presentations from the conference included in their registration fee (conference must be purchased before registration ends; videos are then available for at least a year in your library). Watch the recordings from the comfort of your living room in the months following the conference — always at your leisure.
November 27-28, 2021

POUNCE! 2021

A two day virtual conference on cat behavior
Pounce is a two-day, virtual conference on the application, theory, and current research in cat behavior and training.

Professionals working with cats, dogs, in shelters, and in rescues will find rich resources on working effectively with the often-overlooked member of the household.

Pain and behavior, training and socialization, fostering, toileting, enrichment in colony cats, applied behavior analysis in work with cats, understanding factors that influence individuality and much more will be discussed by this expert group of presenters and researchers.

November 13-14, 2021

Conducta 2021

Lo mejor en conducta y entrenamiento canino en español
Lo mejor en conducta y entrenamiento canino en español.

CONDUCTA 2021 presentó a entrenadores, veterinarios, otros profesionales y amantes de los perros dos días completos de conocimientos y actualización. Expertos de Argentina, Chile, España, Estados Unidos y México compartieron las experiencias de su trabajo diario y respondieron las preguntas del público sobre sus respectivas especialidades: diferentes tipos de agresión y sus tratamientos, el manejo amigable en la veterinaria, el trabajo con perros que conviven con bebés, la capacidad olfativa del perro eran solo algunos de los temas.

June 6, 2021

How Genetics Relate to Behavior: Uncovering the History of Dogs

Elinor Karlsson, PhD & Dr. Kathryn Lord
Do different breeds have different sensitive periods? What’s the biggest developmental difference between dogs and wolves? Did domestication happen? Once? More than once? Does a dog’s breed or mix, predict their personality or how they will behave? Elinor Karlsson and Kathryn Lord review the latest in dog genetics and how they relate to behavior. Together they’ll discuss the current findings in developmental periods, the concept of domestication, and where dogs are leading us in the discovery of genetics and behavior. In response to the many requests after The Lemonade Conference, this live event is suitable for anyone regardless of previous knowledge; for those who attended their Lemonade talks, and those who just wanted to!
May 7-9, 2021

The Lemonade Conference 2021

An International Gathering of the Best in Dog Sports, Training, and Behavior
The first Lemonade Conference was such a community-building experience that we had no choice but to do it again. We’re back with the Refill and it won’t disappoint. Once again, over 50 speakers, CEUs aplenty, and fantastic education. Scholarships are also back to continue helping our community in a time of need.

Two tracks, amazing content, in the comfort of your home – and access to the presentations for a minimum of 1 year. Still makin’ Lemonade out of these life-Lemons!

May 23-25, 2020

The Lemonade Conference 2020

An International Gathering of the Best in Dog Sports, Training, and Behavior
In March of 2020, we faced a daunting challenge: How does one host an educational conference when COVID-19 is virtually guaranteed to risk the health and safety of participants? The answer is – you don’t. You cancel because that is the right thing to do. But then you remember – you’re a trainer! It’s not about what we can’t do – it’s about what we can do! So you get up, brush yourself off, land find a solution that fits the problem. You take those lemons, squeeze them, add some water, sugar, and a splash of attitude and you make … lemonade!