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Chicken Camp PDX: 4 Days with Terry Ryan

April 7, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Did you know that there is a lot that you can learn from a chicken?

Training a chicken stretches your planning and mechanical training skills for any animal you work with. The average chicken is faster than the average dog, so it’s a great chance to improve your coordination and timing. Since chickens will freeze or fly away if they don’t like the way you are training them, you will know immediately if you are pushing your chicken too hard or too fast.  Terry’s chicken camp will cover the learning concepts of shaping, behavior chaining and object discrimination.

The skills that you learn in this camp can be applied in a wide variety of contexts, including:

  • Professional animal training
  • Training your own pet
  • Veterinary hospitals
  • Schools and other educational situations

If you can train a chicken, you can train anything!


Dates: Thursday April 7- Sunday April 10, 2016
Time: 8am to ~4pm
Location: Synergy’s Behavior Center (2127 NW York St., Portland, OR 97210)
Tuition:  (Includes snacks, lunch, and any handouts). Enrollment is limited to 20 working spots and 10 auditing spots.

  • Working Spot: $725
  • Auditing Spot: $400
  • Veterinarians and Veterinary Staff Only:
    • Working Spot: $675 (through March 1)
    • Auditing Spot: $375 (through March 1)
  • Only a couple of Working and Auditing Spots left!

Cancellation policy. Please read and ask any questions you may have prior to registering. We unfortunately cannot provide exceptions to this policy.

  • Cancellations before February  1, 2016 – 50% refund minus $50 processing fee
  • Cancellations between February 1 and March 1, 2016 – 50% refund minus $75 processing fee
  • Cancellations after March 1, 2016 – no refunds

Continuing Education: CPDT: 21 CEUs / IAABC: 25 CEUs / 20 Oregon Veterinary CE hours (NEW!)


  1. Please fill out the Registration Form for Chicken Camp. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
  2. CLICK HERE To Pay. If you prefer to pay by check, please mail it to Synergy Veterinary Behavior, 2127 NW York St., Portland, OR 97210. Your spot in the workshop is held with receipt of payment. Please read the cancellation policy stated above.
  3. This workshop is for humans only. For the comfort of the birds, no dogs can be permitted in the building during Chicken Camp.


For lodging information ideas in Portland, visit:  http://www.travelportland.com/

Two hotels that are within close walking distance to our facility are:

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Portland-Nw Downtown (Within Walking Distance)
2333 NW Vaughn St
Portland, OR 97210


Silver Cloud Inn – Portland (Within Walking Distance)
2426 NW Vaughn St
Portland, OR 97210


April 7, 2016
April 10, 2016


Synergy Veterinary Behavior
2127 NW York Street
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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