Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member SteveBenjamin will lead KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) programs in Oviedo, Florida (application deadline 9/25/2017), and Endicott, New York (application deadline 3/2/2018). Learn more about the DTP program or apply to this course in
KPA in the News
Aimee Bench, KPA CTP, LCSW, was taught a “snap-and-release” form of animal training in her first class, at an animal shelter close to 20 years ago. From the beginning, she was not comfortable having to reprimand the small and sweet dachshund in her care, giving the dog a quick snap on the leash and forcing her to perform the desired behavior.
Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Shelly Brouwer will lead a KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program in Minneapolis, Minnesota (application deadline 8/21/2017) as well as a National program in Winnipeg, Canada (application deadline 10/9/17).
Jane Jackson, KPA CTP, works with dogs, horses, and people at Bookends Farm in beautiful Vermont. Always striving to educate learners in a positive and stress-free environment, Jane offers animal training along with many other services, including riding instruction, demonstrations, clinics, discussion groups, and information-sharing through social media.
A May 23, 2017, article in the online resource This Dog’s Life listed the blog’s “Best Dog Trainers in Manhattan” (NY) for 2017. Of the six businesses cited, three employ or are owned by Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partners (CTP)!
The three KPA NYC “star” businesses cited in the article are:
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.