What We Teach

We teach our students to be skilled trainers and effective teachers using force-free methods. This is not just because we're nice (though we are), but because we understand the history and use of punishment in training, and we believe that Karen Pryor Academy's approach is more powerful in every meaningful dimension.

We believe that great teachers possess both a solid knowledge of the science that governs learning, and honed practical abilities in both training animals and teaching other people to train animals. We also believe in giving our graduates the skills to succeed in their profession. Our Dog Trainer Professional curriculum weaves best business practices together with best training practices, and we have an innovative post-graduate membership program that gives our members continuing support for financial success.

Learn about Karen Pryor Academy's flagship Dog Trainer Professional program.