I’ve been holding off on writing a post about attending the Lemonade Conference, which was an (incredible!) online conference, a cooperative effort of IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) and FDSA (Fenzi Dog Sports Academy). I know it’s a trite thing to say, but this conference offered something for everyone. Presentations for trainers, dog sports competitors, behavior consultants who work with problem behaviors. The vast majority of attendees were, I’m assuming, trainers, at least of their own dogs, if not of the dogs of other people as well. There were presentations on everything from tricks to behavior medications. Resource guarding, helping dogs with behavioral issues through nosework. I spent literally 18 hours a day, for 3 days in a row, listening to and watching presentations. I will admit, that I enjoyed a game with myself of “take the quiz before the presenter gives the answer”, but I did listen to and watch, and complete all the seminars I attended!
I don’t know what to say about the conference, aside from my brain being stuffed full with interesting and relevant information on dog training. It was (more trite stuff!) inspirational. Not only were the presenters enthusiastic and with a both broad and deep knowledge base across the gamut of dog training and behavior, they presented things in such a way that I was motivated to work with my own dogs, and to work harder on building classes for my business (and this website!).
I was hoping to come out with some reviews of specific presentations, and that could still happen, but I think I’m still processing the conference as a whole, right now. I’m also still working my way through the presentations that I was not able to watch during the conference because they time-overlapped with other presentations that I was watching.
I am going to pull together a series of posts with basic information on some of the presentations and presenters, so, watch this space for more!