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canine science symposium

april 13 & 14, 2019
san francisco state university

Learn about canine science straight from the scientists themselves, no middle man

The 7th Annual Canine Science Symposium returns to San Francisco in a new location: San Francisco State University

This year, you’ll be learning from the best canine scientists as they discuss their latest applied research in shelter dog play groups, summary label & explanatory fictions in dog behavior, canine sociability, adoption event best practices, canine detection & odor training, shelter dog welfare & enrichment, veterinary care accessibility and much more!

Ranked one of the Top 10 Animal Behavior and Dog Training Conferences of the Year (2018, 2017), this is an information-packed two days of dog science you do not want to miss.



San Francisco State University
Seven Hills & Towers Conference Centers


Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14, 2019


Early Bird Weekend: $199, 1 Day: $125
Regular Weekend: $299, 1 Day: $150

Early Bird Ends: February 1st!


CCPDT: 6.5 units CPDT-KA, 6.5 units CBCC-KA:
IAABC, PPG, & KPA: 13 units








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For cancellations received March 17 - April 1, we provide 50% refunds minus service charges & fees. From April 2 onward, refunds are no longer available, but we can transfer tickets to new attendees


San Francisco State University

Morning sessions will be held in the Nob Hill room of the Seven Hills Conference Center. Afternoon sessions will be in held in Nob Hill and Towers Conference Facilities. It’s just a couple minutes outdoor walk between Seven Hills and Towers. City Eats will host our lunches each day

Use this address when mapping to the Seven Hills and Towers Conference Centers: 796 State Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132. This is also the same address for the nearby SFSU Parking Garage

For accommodations, check out these options near campus, presented by San Francisco State University



Each year, the Canine Science Symposium brings together staff and volunteers from animal shelters, behavior consultants, trainers, veterinary professionals, as well as scientists and students, from around the state and beyond that are eager to learn more about the science of dogs.

This year’s Symposium speakers are experts from Arizona State University, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Maddie’s Fund, Oregon State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Monmouth College, and Texas Tech University,

By sponsoring the 2019 Canine Science Symposium, you will be supporting scientific inquiry and science-based decision-making and professional education.


sponsoring the symposium

Depending on the sponsorship level you choose, your organization will receive placement in our program, on our website, recognition during the welcome presentation, inclusion in our attendee swag bag, complimentary registration, an exhibit table at the Symposium, and much more!

Reach out to Lisa Gunter at for more information about our sponsorship opportunities.

The 2019 Canine Science Symposium is generously sponsored by:


Contact Us

If you have questions, send us a message. We’re happy to answer them. We’re looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Canine Science Symposium!

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