Warsaw, Poland | 15th-17th November
III International Conference on Animal Training

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Welcome to ATM2018
the second international conference in Poland about animal training methods

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

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

The conference will feature innovative methods of training, bringing you closer to new ways of working with animals and scientific evaluation of their effectiveness. Riders, instructors, trainers, dog owners or behaviorists will find the scientific basis for their activities and researchers will be able to explore the practical application and considerations of the discussed methods. The conference will also touch on the ethical aspects of working with animals, with an emphasis on well-being during training.

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

For further information please contact us:


Language of conference: Polish/English
(we provide English translation for foreign participants with prior arrangement)


The Participants will receive a certificate with 25 educational points awarded by the National Medical and Veterinary Council


12.00 - 14.00 Visiting the zoo with a guide
15.30 - 18.30 Workshops:
15.30 - 17.00 Clicker training for beginners; is clicker necessary at all?
Ethoplanet team
17.00 - 18.30 Increasing motivation in dogs by using motivational games.
Ethoplanet Team
9.00 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 10.15 Conference opening
10.15 - 11.00 Higher-order conditioning - a key to complex behavior
Dr Paweł Boguszewski, Pracownia Modeli Zwierzęcych, Instytut Biologii Doświadczalnej im. M. Nenckiego, PAN
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30 - 12.15 The truth about electric collars – aversive methods vs science.
Lek.wet. Martyna Woszczyło, Wydział Medycyny Weterynaryjnej we Wrocławiu.
12.15-12.45 Training as an element of therapy in working with dogs with behavioral disorders. Case study.
Piotr Kleszczyński
12.45-13.15 Medical training and administration of pharmaceuticals based on the dog example
Agata Kokocińska-Kusiak
13.15-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Training pet dogs to investigate their cognitive abilities by using different methods
Sabrina Karl, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna
15.00 - 15:30 Coffee break
15.30-16.15 A Dark history? The training of pet dogs and working dogs in the second half of the 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century (using the example of the United States).
Dr hab. Justyna Włodarczyk, Instytut Anglistyki, Uniwersytet Warszawski
16.15-16.45 Emotions in dog training
Dr Ewa Adamkiewicz
16.45-17.15 to be announced
17.15-18.15 Perfect duet - building relationships with a dog from motivation to the beginnings of dogfrisbee.
Joanna Korbal
8.00-9.00 Registration
9.00 - 10.30 Research training with focus on motivation and welfare
dr Kirstin Anderson Hansen, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Department, Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Group training of zoo animals
dr Kirstin Anderson Hansen, University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Department, Institute for Terrestrial and Aquatic Wildlife
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.00 How animal behavior management (training) goes "hand in hand" with animal welfare, part 1
Kai Mattsson
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30 - 16.30 How animal behavior management (training) goes "hand in hand" with animal welfare, part 2
Kai Mattsson
16.30- 17.00 Alpacas functional training.
Krzysztof Buczek
17.00-17.30 Controlling the behavior of wild animals in the natural environment on the example of methods of preventing accidents involving animals
Joanna Żyłkowska
*organizers reserve the right to change the program.

Call for abstracts

Deadline: 31.10.2019

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

Application form for abstracts

Submit as a:
PosterShort Oral Presentation

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at the request of students who have just learned about the conference
we are extending the price of early birds!


Early bird price
(until 13.10.2019)
Standard price
Workshop (price of 1) 40 € 50 €
1st day (16.11.2019) 80 € 100 €
2nd day (17.11.2019) 80 € 100 €
2 days pass (16-17.11.2019) 150 € 180 €
Trip to ZOO 12 €

After purchasing a ticket, we do not offer refunds.

Application form

1st day (16.11.2019)2nd day (17.11.2019)2 days pass (16-17.11.2019)

noClicker training for beginners; is clicker necessary at all?Increasing motivation in dogs by using motivational gamesBoth

YES: EthoplanetNO


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** 20% discount on the prices of "early birds"on enrollments until September 30, 2019. After this date, a standard price list applies.

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Travel and accomodation

We strongly recommend staying at Centrum Falenty” where the conference will take lace. You can find more info at the hotel website: https://www.falenty.com.pl/pokoje1

And register through it.

From Main train station (Dworzec Centralny) tram number  7 or 9 to  P+R Aleja Krakowska, then transfer to bus number 706 and get out on Falenty-Osiedle.

From Chopin Airport it’s most comfortable to take a taxi or other transport service (Uber/Bolt) it takes around 15 minutes to get to Falenty and approximately 50 PLN (12 EUR) . If you want to use public transport take SKM S2 or S3 train to Warszawa Rakowiec station, then transfer to tram number 7 or 9 to  P+R Aleja Krakowska, then transfer to bus number 706 and get out on Falenty-Osiedle

Parking is available in the venue.

Scientific committee

Dr Iwona Adamska

Dr Karolina Hołda

Dr Julita Korczyńska

Dr Anna Szczuka

Dr hab. Tadeusz Kaleta, Prof. SGGW

Mgr inż. Agata Kokocińska-Kusiak

Organizing committee


Katarzyna Barłowska

Martyna Woszczyło

Agata Równy

Krzysztof Buczek

Agnieszka Bertman








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