Courses from Karen Pryor Academy

Dog Trainer Professional

Our Dog Trainer Professional program is for the highly motivated trainer who has specific goals for improving knowledge, skills, and career prospects. The course combines online learning with hands-on instruction from some of the best teachers in the field.

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Dog Trainer Foundations

Our online Dog Trainer Foundations course is the ideal entry point for those considering a career in dog training, or for anyone looking to broaden his or her dog training skills and knowledge. Tuition: $359

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Puppy Start Right for Instructors

This online course gives you all the background knowledge, training and observation skills, and marketing tools you need to succeed as a puppy socialization class instructor. Taught by Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA, KPA CTP and Kenneth M. Martin, DVM, the authors of Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog. Tuition:$599

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Shelter Training & Enrichment

This online course will be invaluable for shelter staff, volunteers, managers, or trainers who want to help improve the quality of life for animals living in a shelter. Whether you are looking for quiet kennels, help for shy or stressed animals, enrichment ideas, or solutions to behavior problems, this course will be a treasured resource.
Tuition: $299

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Canine Freestyle

Enroll in our online Canine Freestyle course to learn how to create show-stopping freestyle routines. Taught by three-time international freestyle champion Michele Pouliot. Tuition: $329

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Dog Sports Essentials

Confidence on all surfaces, self-control, solid cues, ability to work in distracting environments and at a distance, body awareness, handling skills, and a robust reinforcement toolbox. Tuition: $249 -$449

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Smart Reinforcement

Smart Reinforcement™ teaches you how to use non-food reinforcers effectively. Non-food reinforcers can become as powerful as, or more than, food alone, but only when integrated systematically. Smart Reinforcement is that system. Tuition: $249 -$495

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Better Veterinary Visits

This course, designed in collaboration with Fear Free℠, provides veterinary care teams with practical, easy-to-implement protocols that will transform the experience of the dogs and cats in your care.
Tuition: $139

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Train Your Cat!

A little training with your cat goes a long way. This course's cat-specific exercises will help deepen your relationship, provide mental enrichment for your cat, and even reduce many common behavior problems. Tuition:$199

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