custom workshops lara joseph


Design a workshop around your individual group of animal lovers, trainers, shelter workers, educators, veterinarians, vet techs and staff, etc. Our annual Animal Behavior, Training and Enrichment Workshops sell out fast. Now you don’t have to wait another year for openings in the next annual workshop. You can custom design a workshop here at The Animal Behavior Center around you and a group of people that have the same interests as you. You can also reserve your workshop for one, two, three days or more. Are you interested in working with a particular species of animal and behavior, more than one animal at a time, understanding more about interacting with animals and the science of behavior? The topics are limitless as well as the species of animals in which we can work.

What to expect with your custom workshop:

Individual guidance and training with Lara Joseph
Learning and practicing the laws of behavior with animals of interest
Individualized attention to your groups interests and concerns
Case studies and training and behavior modification plans

Example topics could be:

preparing your animal for the vet visit
applying behavior analysis and positive reinforcement with animals
low-stress handling during grooming and/or procedures
applying foundations of dog training to exotics and other species
working with and overcoming fear
applying low-stress interaction with your “insert animal here”
enrichment workshop
Minimum of 3 people, $350/person, maximum of 6

Workshop 6 hours/day including an hour lunch; 10am – 4pm

Our customized workshop are new, this is our introductory price

If interested in working with zoo animals, see A Day With The Trainer

Otherwise contact us below to schedule a custom workshop today!


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The Animal Behavior Center
"Visiting The Animal Behavior Center was like a breath of fresh air. Her passion and dedication for providing outstanding care to her animals was reflected in literally every inch of her center. Without a doubt, she has gone above and beyond to ensure that her animals are never without both mental and physical enrichment. The level of care that she provides for her animals should be the standard. While I was at the center, I had the privilege of watching Lara train her animals and mine and it is clear that she is an exceptionally talented trainer. Every interaction she has with her animals, formal training session or not, is flexible and focused on creating an environment in which they are comfortable and empowered.
As a future veterinary behaviorist, I aspire to reach Lara's level of finesse, expertise, and thoughtfulness in every aspect of animal training and husbandry. She is truly in it for the animals."