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

The association WATA is an amateur sports association. The association WATA was created with the aim of training or awareness of all people who wish to develop or improve their knowledge on animal behavior. Build trust , thanks through special training. Build the human-animal relationship. Maintaining an ethic that give rise to a mutual respect.

The association organizes for its members courses and seminars on behaviorism chaired by experts in the fields of : marine mammals and terrestrial animals - canine sector - equestrian industry.
Other initiatives such as sporting events , conferences , excursions , instead to give members the opportunity to exchange their views with industry experts , promote innovative ideas about the areas listed above , with the ability to test and promote the results achieved after the various training programs or from personal experiences.

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the events in program

29 september 2018

I'M A DOLPHIN TRAINER



Second level course for marine mammals trainer.







Relator: ACCIAI MONICA

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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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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.