W.A.T.A. Association (World Animal Trainers Association) - who we are

The WATA Association is an amateur sports association registered with CSEN and recognized by CONI.

The goal of WATA is to train all people who want to know the behavior of animals and who want to create with them a "perfect binomial".

With specific training on "Biology, ethology and interaction" received from our staff, you will learn how to interact with animals in the correct way, that is possible starting from the reading of the non-verbal language of their body up to the actual practice.

The WATA association organizes courses and behavioral seminars for its members. The courses are chaired by the major professionals and experts in the following sectors: marine and terrestrial mammals - dog sector - horse sector.

Other initiatives, such as sporting events and excursions, give members the opportunity to exchange their opinions with industry experts, to promote innovative techniques regarding the sectors previously listed, with the possibility of verifying and promoting the results achieved after the different paths training or from personal experiences.

Do you want to reach you the perfect combination?

Follow a course wata!

the events in program

10/11 NOVEMBER 2018

COMMUNICATION THROUGH INTERACTION WITH THE HORSE


Thanks to the work with the horse you have the opportunity to improve self-knowledge, self-control, self-esteem, leadership and teamwork.




Relator: FORLANI FABIO

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6 - 7 APRIL 2019

THE WOLF AND THE WOLF DOG: FOCUS ON THE CECOSLOVACHIAN WOLF DOG

The event is open to anyone wisTo all owners of "dog wolf" breeds, to those who want to have a wolf dog and want to read up on the species and its correct management and to all animal lovers in general


Relator: ALESSANDRA MONTI AND GIOVANNI SENECA

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25 - 26 MAY 2019

Bottlenose dolphin: Biology and Interaction


The workshop is open to trainer and aspirant trainer, evn if you are young or very young, veterinarians, biologists, animal lovers in general.




Relator: ACCIAI MONICA

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30 - 31 oCTOBER 2019

ANIMAL TRAINING THROUGH POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT


Seminar for marine mammals trainers.





Relator: KEN RAMIREZ

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Technical and speakers who work with wata:

Ken Ramirez

Biologist Behaviorist.
Vice President of Sheddaquarium Chicago.
Author of the book: "Animal Training".
Collaborates with Karen Pryor.
Expert in Clicker Training.

Geraldine Lacave

MMVC - Marine Mammals Veterinary Service.
Veterinarian.
Behaviorist expert in marine mammal and exotic animals.

Julie Scardina

Member of the Board of Seaworld.
Marine biologist.
Behaviorist.
Psychologist.

Lisa Hugueley

Seaworld Park.
Behaviorist expert in terrestrial and marine mammals.

Shaun Ellis

Wolfcentre UK.
Behaviorist expert in cynophilist sector.

Pierre Jouventain

CNRS - National Center for Scientific Research Montpelier.
Ethologist and ecologist.

Monica Acciai

Technical and speaker WATA.
Behavioural expert in marine mammals.

Fabio Forlani

Technical equestrian and professor of American Riding and Reining.