Thank You to Our 2017 Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 Conference Sponsors!

Our event would not have been possible without the generous support of the following organizations.

Please contact us if you or your organization would potentially be interested in sponsoring our 2018 conference.

2017 Conference Sponsors

anderson-foundationThe Edward L. Anderson Jr. Foundation provides grants for organizations that support the arts, education, and the environment. Edward Anderson was both an animal lover and an advocate for applied behavior analysis. The Foundation provided ASAT with a very generous grant in 2015 and again in 2016. This gave us the funds to launch ASAT as a non-profit organization and to expand our annual conference to two full days.

My Training Store LogoLooking for training and enrichment supplies catered towards the professional trainer working with domestic and exotic animals? Then be sure to do your shopping online at We offer pouches, targets sticks, clickers, whistles, buoys, lanyards, books, hoops, and much more. Owned and operated by professional trainers who understand your needs.

Karen Pryor Academy LogoKaren Pryor Academy (KPA) teaches animal training with innovative courses for both aspiring and experienced trainers. Each KPA course is designed to empower students to take their training or teaching skills to a higher level. Regardless of your existing knowledge and skill level, KPA has a course for you. To learn more, visit:

darlingtonp_sup_black_logoDarlington Press is an imprint of Sydney University Press. Sydney University Press is a not-for-profit, scholarly publisher focusing on creating interesting and important books that further knowledge and research in the fields of animal studies, archaeology, Australian literature, Indigenous issues, public and social policy, public health and urban planning, as well as reprints of classic works of Australian literature. They are also the publisher of Carrots and Sticks. Drawing on behavioural science and interviews with leading animal trainers, Carrots and Sticks offers an accessible introduction to the general basics of animal training.

Located in Pentwater, Michigan, Jilly’s Gallery is a studio art gallery filled with one-of-a-kind pieces of art, fused glass, jewelry, and a contagious level of energy. Full-time artist and gallery owner, Jilly, especially enjoys making customized porcelain clay figurines of animals and people. We are thrilled that Jilly agreed to make a custom piece for our Saturday award presentation.

orca-logo-300x120ORCA (the Organization for Reinforcement Contingencies with Animals) is a student organization and laboratory research group within the University of North Texas’ Department of Behavior Analysis. ORCA undergraduate and graduate students help with planning the conference and volunteer their time during the conference to ensure its success. We would not be able to run the conference without their support!

Sponsorship opportunities

The Art and Science of Animal Training Conference, now going into its tenth year, was created as a way to educate animal trainers and pet owners about the science of animal training and “what’s new” in the field of animal training. Speakers at the event include some of the most respected experts in the fields of animal training and behavior analysis.

Every year, attendees come from all over the United States, and even from abroad! The majority of attendees are professional dog trainers or dog owners. In addition, the event attracts veterinarians, horse trainers, bird trainers and zoo keepers from around the United States.

2015 conference - people talking during breakYour company can make an impression that will last long after the event by sponsoring our conference. By connecting with the pet professionals and pet owners at our event, your company can strengthen brand awareness, build customer loyalty, and showcase new products or technologies. Your company will also gain wider recognition through exposure on our website and social media channels.

For specific sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mary Hunter for a copy of our sponsor prospectus.

Mary Hunter, 214-476-3028