KPA in the News
Working with “Simply Brilliant Dogs” is what Lynn Rives, KPA CTP, does, and loves, best. She strives to be even more skilled and successful in this work every day. Somewhat of a Renaissance woman when it comes to various training and animal spheres, Lynn has raised horses, dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, birds, and turtles.
Amélie Hupé, KPA CTP, works both in human resources and as a dog trainer. Her business, L’Esprit du Chien (the Spirit of the Dog), offers customized dog-training services in and around Rimouski, Quebec, Canada. Amélie finds that her skill sets from her two professions are complementary, and sometimes interchangeable.
Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Steve Benjamin 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
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.