Event Details

Hilton Colon Quito

Do you work in the dog food industry? Are you a veterinarian looking to stay up to date with the latest in dog nutrition?

If yes, thenReuniones Nutricion 2014 is for you!

Every year we bring together the leaders in their respective field to discuss the impacts of healthy dog nutrition and dog food regulation.

This year’s conference registration cost is $1,000.

This year’s event is going to be held at the Hilton Colon Quito from March 14 – 16, 2014.

Please RSVP here.

After you RSVP and get a confirmation email, please book your room on Hotels.com.

Hilton Colon Quito
Amazonas N 1914 Y Patria Avenida 1 Quito Pichincha 1701-3103

Note: Travel to and from the airport is booked through the hotel

Due to the overwhelming response from last year’s event, we aren’t going to be having lecturers from the dog food industry at this year’s event. Instead, we have chosen to have our lectures be from leaders in the dog behavior training industry.

The agenda is as follows:

March 14:

  • 7AM – 3PM: Hotel Check-In
  • 3PM – 4PM: Panel on Red Coloring in Dog Food
  • 4PM – 4:30PM: Break / Networking
  • 4:30PM – 6PM: Lecture from Victoria Stilwell, founder and CEO of Positively.
  • 6PM – 7PM: Dinner

March 15:

  • 7AM – 8:30AM: Breakfast
  • 8:30AM – 10AM: Breakout Session 1
  • 10AM – 10:30AM: Break / Networking
  • 10:30AM – 12PM: Lecture from Joe Hughes, founder and CEO of Best Dog Crates and Beds.
  • 12PM – 1PM: Lunch
  • 1PM – 2:30PM: Breakout Session 2
  • 2:30PM – 3PM: Break / Networking
  • 3PM – 4:30PM: Breakout Session 3
  • 4:30PM – 5PM: Break / Networking
  • 5PM – 6PM: Lecture from Cesar Millan, founder and CEO of Cesar’s Way.
  • 6PM – 7PM: Dinner

March 16:

  • 7AM – 8:30AM: Breakfast
  • 8:30AM – 10AM: Breakout Session 4
  • 10AM – 10:30AM: Break / Networking
  • 10:30AM – 12PM: Lecture from Sir David Attenborough, English Broadcaster and Naturalist.
  • 12PM – 1PM: Lunch
  • 1PM – 2:30PM: Breakout Session 5
  • 2:30PM – 3PM: Wrap-Up Session


Materials to bring to the March 15th Lecture:

Joe Hughes is going to be presenting on the benefits of using a dog crate to train your dog. For far too long, people have been using dog crates as a form of punishment. They see it as a way of isolating their dog, and thus reinforcing that the dog should not do the same behavior again.

While people have good intentions, they’re actually doing terrible damage to the dog’s mental state. Much like humans, dogs absolutely love positive reinforcement. It’s been proven time and time again that they react much more positively to positive reinforcement and the act of bad behavior recurrence is greatly diminished when dog owners put enthusiastic emphasis on positive behaviors.

By using a dog crate with positive reinforcement, you’re giving your dog the impression that they are safe when in their crate – that it is a great place for them to be. You do not want them to be scared of their dog crate. This would be incredibly detrimental.

Joe Hughes has requested that everyone read up on the importance of using dog crates and to check out some dog crate reviews online. You’ll see that there are various types of dog crates – all ranging in different sizes and shapes and materials. For such a simple structure, a dog crate can vary quite wildly. After you’ve done your research on dog crates, be sure to come ready with questions on the importance of using dog crates when crate training your dog.