NEI TEC Talk: “Common Confusions”Week

The next live NEI TEC Talks is now FREE!

Our goal for the NEI Training and Education Center Talks (TEC Talks) has always been to share good information with those who want it. With that as our guiding principle, and as we reevaluate our model for these talks, we have decided to eliminate the cost of attending the live TEC Talk for next week’s presentation. If you have already paid to attend, you will be reimbursed.

We have also decided to reduce the costs of all recordings of TEC Talks for the next month. All of the recordings will be available for purchase at a much-reduced price of $25. This fee helps us cover our costs of producing and presenting the TEC Talks.

Next week’s TEC Talk topic is “Common Confusions,” with several expert trainers describing a confusion they have encountered in their work, and then providing information to clear up the confusion. It promises to be an exciting week of presentations by more than 15 expert trainers. To register for Common Confusions week, visit the link below.

I hope to see you there,

Steve Martin,
President, Natural Encounters, Inc.

Welcome to TEC Talks, by the Natural Encounters, Inc. Training and Education Center (NEI TEC)!

Natural Encounters Training and Education Center (NEI TEC) presents NEI TEC Talk, “Common Confusions” Week!  Everyone has been confused about an animal training jargon, strategy, or situation at some time. For many, these confusions provide motivation to do some research and clarify the uncertainty. For others, the confusion is ignored or even accepted as fact. We hear things like, “that’s just how it has always been done” or “we do it this way because that is how management told us to do it“. The truth is that often, we just don’t know what we don’t know, and conflicting perspectives bring more confusion. Common Confusions Week will enlist an impressive group of animal training experts to share common confusions they have heard or experienced in their work. Each expert will take five minutes to describe a confusion, then provide explanations that bring clarity to the situation. On Friday, the TEC Talk faculty will share confusions they have experienced and will be there to discuss any common confusions attendees submit. 

Monday, April 12th and Wednesday, April 14th, 2:00pm EST; 1-hour seminar, 30-minute Q&A

Common Confusions Part 1 & 2

A wide range of guest experts will send in their short videos to describe a common confusion they have experienced and then provide their perspectives and clarifications.

Friday, April 16th, 2:00pm EST; 90-minute discussion and Q&A

NEI TEC in Conversation – Steve Martin, Chris Jenkins, Ari Bailey, and Amy Fennell

Join us as NEI TEC faculty members share common confusions they have experienced, discuss their thoughts on the topics presented previous sessions, and explore common confusions attendees have submitted.  You can submit your common confusions to  

CEUs may be available for IATCB (CPBT-KA and CPAT-KA), IAABC, CCPDT (CBCC and CPDT), and KPA – if you are interested in CEUs for another organization, please contact them for additional information. Contact if you have any questions.