KPA in the News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.