Warsaw, Poland | 18th-19th November 1st International Conference on Animal Training

Welcome to ATM2017
the first international conference in Poland about training methods of animals


The aim of the conference is to present the biological principles and mechanisms of training of companion, farm and wild animals. Foreign guests will present the new knowledge in the subject. Our mission is to overthrow the myths that still scroll through many publications and to present the basic methods and training techniques that are universal for many species.

The conference is designed for animal behavior enthusiasts, ethologists, but first of all for behaviorists and zoopsychologists, trainers, veterinarians and zootechnicians who want to expand their skills and many others.

The conference will feature new elements of training, in particular it will bring you closer to new ways of working with animals and scientific evaluation of their effectiveness. Riders, instructors, trainers, dog owners or behaviorists will find here the scientific basis for their activity, and the researchers will be able to explore the practical application and problems of many methods. The conference will also include ethical aspects of working with animals, with an emphasis on well-being during training.

We encourage delegates from all geographic regions working on all behaviour disciplines and training to take an active part in this comprehensive conference. We are delighted to invite you to Poland to share recent developments in behaviour research and animal training.

For further information please contact us:

Language of conference: Polish (we provide English translation for foreign participants with prior arrangement)
Lecture translation of key note speakers: simultaneous

Scientific program


Special program
Suzanne Clothier

Solutions in Dog Training

IF/THEN: Solutions in Dog Training. IF/THEN may be used with any training methodology or over-arching philosophy, whether the goal is a pleasant companion to high level working or performance goals. IF/THEN was created to guide trainers through the complex decision making process involved in approaching the dog comprehensively.

IF/THEN uses a series of flow charts and assessments to help trainers can identify the specifics of any individual dog, situation or training/behavior issue, and guide selection of the appropriate choices for building, improving & strengthening behavior. This is a dynamic approach that works with what I call "the ethology of the individual(TM)" as it is highly responsive to the specific dog (and handler and/or situation)

Julia Robertson

Exercise Physiology for Professional Dog Trainers

This lecture will help you recognise issues with dogs you are training and enable you to give your customers some basic by effective massage techniques for them to help their dogs plus some natural exercises for each dog to become more flexible and less uncomfortable.

Chirag Patel

Empowering our Learners: Giving Training Back to the Animals

Training is often considered something we do to animals, however in this presentation Chirag will discuss the idea of re-thinking the idea of training and demonstrate through video how it allows us to have rich conversations with the animals that we are privileged to care for. This presentation aims to inspire you to empower the lives of the animals that you share your lives with.

Understanding Behaviour with Behaviour Analysis

There are many ways to study behaviour in the applied setting, through this presentation Chirag will provide a framework for understanding, managing and modifying behaviours using an applied technology based in the science of behaviour change. So lets leave behind common sense, breaking down some common mis-conceptions and talk behaviour.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
8:00 - 9:00 Registration of participants
9:00 SESSION I: Mechanisms of learning - moderator of the session Ewa Joanna Godzińska
9:00 - 9:30 Sensory reinforcement and other methods of behavior reinforcement without food, water or pain
Prof. Dr hab. Wojciech Pisula, Institute of Psychology Polish Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology
9:30 - 10:00 Stick or carrot - the role of the reward system in learning processes
Dr Paweł Boguszewski, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Laboratory of Animal Models
10:00 SESSION II: Dog training - moderator of the session mgr inż. Agata Kokocińska-Kusiak
10:00 - 12:00 Program "IF / THEN": Solutions in Dog Training
Suzanne Clothier
12:00 - 12:20 Coffee break
12:20 - 14:20 Exercise Physiology for Professional Dog Trainers
Julia Robertson
14:20 - 14:40 "Nature or nurture?" - How to effectively communicate with your dog to achieve better results in sports (agility example)
Dr Anna Reinholz, Uniwersity of Warsaw, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Animal Psychology, Magdalena Ziółkowska, trener agility OneMind Dogs
14:40 - 15:00 Training dogs detecting the smell of the disease
Prof. Dr hab. Tadeusz Jezierski, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Polish Academy of Science, Department of Animal Behavior
15:00 - 16:00 Break, poster session
16:00 - 16:20 Working trials
Dr Katarzyna Fiszdon, Warsaw University of Life Sciences WULS – SGGW, Faculty of Animal Science, Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, International Kennel Referee
16:20 - 16:40 Dog selection rules for AAI (Animal Assisted Intervention)
Dr Agnieszka Boruta, Warsaw University of Life Sciences WULS – SGGW, Faculty of Animal Science, Animal Breeding and Production Department
16:40 - 17:00 Assessment and working methods with aggressive dog
Sylwia Karkowska, Dog training instructor, behaviorist, aggressive dog evaluator, Dog school "SuperrDOG"
17:00 - 17:30 Training and the concept of need, or how to harness the hyperactive dog
Mgr inż. Agata Maria Kokocińska-Kusiak, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Polish Academy of Science, Department of Animal Behavior
End of the first day of the conference
Sunday, November 19, 2017
9:00 SESSION III: Training of other animals - moderator of the session dr hab. Tadeusz Kaleta, prof. SGGW
9:00 - 10:40 Empowering our Learners: Giving Training Back to the Animals
Chirag Patel
10:40 - 11:00 How can we train the ants and what is the result
Prof. Dr hab. Ewa Joanna Godzińska, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Laboratory of Ethology
11:00 - 11:20 Medical training of Pinnipeds in the zoo
Mgr inż. Milena Korzeluch, zootechnologist, zoopsychologist, animal caretaker in the Wroclaw zoo
11:20 - 11:40 Use of learning techniques to modify cats behavioral problems - opportunities and limitations
MSc. Andrzej Kłosiński, practicing COAPE behaviorist, psychologist
11:40 - 12:00 Training of laboratory animals
Dr Grzegorz Juszczak, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Polish Academy of Science, Department of Animal Behavior
12:00 - 12:20 Coffee break
12:20 - 12:40 Training the animal trainer: Chickens as a tool for teaching training concepts
lek. wet. Jakub Gołąb
12:40 - 13:00 Power of desensitisation - going beyond of the impossible. Examples of medical procedures and research training in marine mammals
Mikolaj Zybala. MSc marine biologist, marine mammal trainers, professional level member to IMATA, co-founder, and co-owner of Animal Training Bay
13:00 - 13:20 Importance of training the animals in zoos
Dr hab., Professor SGGW Tadeusz Kaleta, Warsaw University of Life Sciences WULS – SGGW, Faculty of Animal Science, Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Member of the Scientific Council of the Warsaw Zoo
13:20 - 14:50 Understanding Behaviour with Behaviour Analysis
Chirag Patel
14:50 - 16:00 Break, poster session
16:00 SESSION IV: Horse training - moderator of the session dr hab. Dorota Lewczuk, prof. IGHZ PAN
16:00 - 16:20 The welfare of riding horses
Dr hab. Aleksandra Górecka-Bruzda, Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Polish Academy of Science, Department of Animal Behaviour
16:20 - 16:40 Historical aspects of the main directions of horse equitation, with particular emphasis on the role of the Polish Equestrian School.
Arkadiusz Łankowski
16:40 - 17:00 Natural and unconventional methods to support horse training
Dr hab. Iwona Janczarek, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Faculty of Biology, Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy
17:00 - 17:20 Specificity of race horse behavior problems
Dr Jacek Łojek, Warsaw University of Life Sciences WULS – SGGW, Faculty of Animal Science, Animal Breeding and Production Department
17:20 - 17:40 Horse training monitoring
Dr hab. Ewa Szarska, WIHE Warsaw, Dr hab. Dorota Lewczuk Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Polish Academy of Science
17:40 - 18:20 Preparation of horses to take the role of trainer during horse development programs
Agata Wiatrowska, HorseSense
18:20 - 18:30 Conclusion of the conference.
Announcing the results of the competitions.
Acknowledgments.

Call for abstracts


Abstract submission forms

Deadline: 31.10.2017

Conference materials will be available to all participants in the form of book of abstracts.

Abstracts should be sent to:
Posters should be at A1 format (vertical layout)

Registration


  • Registration - 450 PLN

We have the last vacancies!

Payment data:
PL 62 1940 1076 3045 6622 0002 0000

Polish Ethological Society
3 Pasteura Street, 02-093 Warsaw
Credit Agricole Bank
SWIFT code: AGRIPLPR

The registration form should be sent to:

ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE DIPLOMAS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE

Travel and accomodation


Conference venue:

Faculty of Animal Science,
Building 23, assembly hall 1
Warsaw University of Life Sciences WULS-SGGW,
Ciszewskiego 8 str., 02-786 Warsaw, Poland

Accomodation: Warsaw Plaza Hotel

For a password "ATM2017"
Single room with breakfast: 240 PLN,
double with breakfast 290 PLN

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Scientific committee


Prof. Ewa Joanna Godzińska - Chairman of Scientific Committee

Prof. Wojciech Pisula

Associate Professor Dorota Lewczuk

PhD Anna Reinholz

Prof. Tadeusz Kaleta

MSc Agata Maria Kokocińska-Kusiak

Organizing committee


Agata-Maria-Kokocinska

MSc Agata Maria Kokocińska-Kusiak
Chairperson of the organizing committee, main coordinator, the originator of the conference
a.kokocinska@ighz.pl

Associate Professor Dorota Lewczuk
Deputy Chairperson
d.lewczuk@ighz.pl

DVM Katarzyna Barłowska
k.barlowska@ighz.pl

MSc Karolina Hołda
karolina_holda@sggw.pl

PhD Agnieszka Boruta
agniszka_boruta@sggw.pl

MA Kamila Braulińska
register@atm2017.eu

MSc Adrianna Siedlecka
register@atm2017.eu

PhD Julita Korczyńska

Relationship manager Milena Beli
public relations (PR)
biuro@atm2017.eu

Conference organizers


Polskie Towarzystwo Etologiczne

Szkoła Główna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego

Wydział Nauk o Zwierzętach
Faculty of Animal Science

Strategic patronage


Sponsors


Interested companies are welcome to cooperate! To get acquainted with the sponsorship offer, please contact: