All Species Animal Training & Behavior Workshop

October 12th & 13th, 2019!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a 2-day All Species Animal Training & Behavior Workshop on-site at The Animal Behavior Center. This workshop is co-hosted by Lara Joseph and Deb Jones, Ph.D.


When: October 12th & 13th 2019
Where: The Animal Behavior Center, LLC 4917 Alexis Road, Sylvania, OH 43560
Pricing: $500 for the weekend

This will be a 2 day, hands-on, absolutely amazing learning opportunity. Attendees will have the opportunity to have direct training practice with the most difficult animal to train of all species: humans! Through a variety of games and exercises, along with lectures, demonstrations with animals at the center, and discussions, Lara and Deb will share their vast knowledge of learning theory, applied behavior analysis, and the most effective positive reinforcement based training techniques.

We will cover a LOT of ground in this workshop, even those familiar with learning theories and training techniques will benefit from new ideas and insights. We will delve deeply into the topic areas of reinforcers, setting and changing criteria, the emotional aspects of training, approaches to change undesired behaviors, and the similarities and differences involved in training a variety of species.

Don’t miss out on this unique and exciting learning opportunity! You will receive a great deal of direct coaching and feedback from both Lara and Deb in addition to access to all their teaching materials. Refunds are NOT available 30 days prior to the event unless we can find someone to fill your spot.

Each day will begin promptly at 9am and run until 4pm. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited. Contact us if you have questions.

For updates, email Lara
or register today!

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Workshop Hosts

Lara Joseph

Lara Joseph

Owner, The Animal Behavior Center, LLC

Deborah Jones, Ph.D.

Deborah Jones, Ph.D.

Author, Professor, Trainer


The workshop will take place in numerous areas of our 10,000 square foot, grassed-in center. During the workshop, different animals will be running and flying around so we can see and experience how training affects animal behavior. This will be a unique and unforgettable experience for all.

The Animal Behavior Center

The workshop will take place at:

The Animal Behavior Center

4917 West Alexis Road
Sylvania, OH

Visit our Travel and Lodging page to learn more.


A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a group rate at the following hotels.

The Wingate in Sylvania, Ohio
Cut off date for reservations is April 4, Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival. Room rates are $132/night
Rooms are booked under The Animal Behavior Center, Lara Joseph

Hampton Inn & Suites at Westgate in Toledo, Ohio
Cut off date is April 17. There is no cancellation policy on the contract. Room rates are $129/night
Free hot breakfast daily, free high speed internet access in lobby and all guestrooms.
Rooms are booked under Animal Behavior Center, Karen Pratt

Wingate by Wyndham at Sylvania

Hampton Inn & Suites at Westgate in Toledo, Ohio

Visit our Travel and Lodging page to learn more.


We are located in Sylvania, Ohio – a suburb of Toledo, in NW Ohio – 1/2 mile south of the Michigan state line.

By flight: We are a 50-minute drive SW of the Detroit Metro Airport and a 30-minute drive NE of the Toledo Airport.

By car: We are conveniently located between I-75 and US-23.