Pet Partners knows animal-assisted interventions (AAI) have a significant, positive impact on human health and well-being. Our goal is to provide high-quality learning opportunities to strengthen the field of AAI and professionalize our shared passion for therapy animal work. At this year’s conference, Partnering with a Purpose, we look forward to partnering with you just as you partner with your therapy animals to bring comfort, healing, and joy to others.
Are you passionate about AAI? Interested in hearing from leaders in the field? Excited to network with handlers and AAT practitioners?
We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker will be Victoria Stilwell.
A world-renowned dog trainer best known as the star of the international hit TV series It’s Me or the Dog, Victoria Stilwell is a champion of humane, force-free positive training. She is also the author of three best-selling books: It’s Me or the Dog – How to have the Perfect Pet, Train Your Dog Positively, and The Secret Language of Dogs, with a fourth book – The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy – scheduled to be released in 2019.
We are also planning world-class programming. With three tracks of breakout sessions over two days, conference attendees will hear from leading voices in AAI including Dr. Aubrey Fine, Dr. Sandy Barker, Dr. Nancy Gee, Dr. Leslie Stewart, Dr. Zenny Ng, Dr. Cynthia Chandler, Dr. Megan Mueller, Melissa Winkle, Steve Dale, Colleen Pelar, and many others.
In addition to presentations from world-class speakers, conference registration includes breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday, as well as a Texas-sized dinner celebration event Friday evening!