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Laura VanArendonk Baugh to Lead KPA Dog Trainer Professional Programs in Indiana and Michigan

Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Laura VanArendonk Baugh will lead KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) programs in Indianapolis, Indiana, (application deadline 7/10/2017), and Rochester Hills, Michigan, (application deadline 8/1/2017). Learn more about the DTP program or apply to this

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Sarah Owings to Lead KPA Dog Trainer Professional Programs in California

Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Sarah Owings will lead KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) programs in Canogo Park, California, (application deadline 6/1/2017), and Burlingame, California, (application deadline 12/4/2017). Learn more about the DTP program or apply to this course in 

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May 2017 KPA CTP of the Month: Toni Lynn Mark

 

Toni Lynn Mark, KPA CTP, found her way to clicker training following her own instincts and the “leadership” of her rescue puppy. With little dog-raising or dog-training experience in her background, Toni went with what felt right to her and Sadie, a smart collie mix. Opting for play, exercise, praise, and treats over more traditional training methods, Toni found that Sadie blossomed.

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Nan Arthur to Lead KPA Dog Trainer Professional Program in California

Karen Pryor Academy faculty member Nan Arthur will lead the KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program (National Format) in San Diego, California. Applications are being accepted for this program until June 26, 2017, with a hands-on workshop planned for January 8-12, 2018.

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Equine article from Jane Jackson, KPA CTP, included in the IAABC Journal

In the spring 2017 issue of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Journal, Jane Jackson’s article “Helping an Overachieving Horse Relax” details her training plan to help her “eager-to-train” horse relax in her company. Jane’s positive reinforcement training with her horse had led to great success with behaviors, and to an automatic and acute response to Jane’s presence.

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Laura Donaldson published in the IAABC Journal

An article by Laura Donaldson, KPA CTP, was published recently in the spring 2017 edition of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Journal. Titled “The Cognitive Revolution and Everyday Dog Training: The Case of Look at That,” Laura’s writing focuses on animal-cognition studies and the value of increased research and funding in that area—in particular, the value to “everyday” dog lives and training.

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February 2017 KPA CTP of the Month: Kinna Öhman-Leone

Kinna Öhman-Leone, KPA CTP, has always counted animals as her friends, and she has been involved with teaching in some form since she was 16. It took the completion of the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program and her certification as a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP) to pull the two together.

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