KPA in the News
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.
In a feature article entitled How to Choose a Dog Trainer published this month in Companion Animal Psychology, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) was both heralded and recommended for its quality, rewards-based training courses. The article identifies both important criteria and warning signs to guard against in selecting a trainer.
Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) and ClickerExpo faculty member Laura Monaco Torelli was again featured on Chicago’s WCIU-TV program You & Me This Morning. In a segment called Colleen and Rescue Dog, Lola, Laura worked with the show’s producer, Colleen, and her brother Ryan, the new owner of a rescued pit-bull-mix named Lola.
When she was selected for this month’s profile, Charissa Beaubien, KPA CTP, said, “I am honored to be featured in the Karen Pryor Academy e-newsletter and website. I have been drawn to so many talented professionals through these means.”
Shelter dogs can make wonderful, life-long companions, but adopting a pet is an important decision that deserves careful consideration. In recognition of the American Humane Association’s Adopt-A-Dog Month, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) Mandy Eakins offers things to consider before adding a dog to the household.
Juliana Willems, KPA CTP, was an equestrian growing up, but has had no trouble switching her allegiance to dogs. As the Senior Trainer at Dog Latin Dog Training, Juliana provides private, positive training sessions directed toward any issue(s) the owner and dog are facing, always emphasizing the human-canine bond.
Terrie Hayward, KPA CTP, KPA faculty member, was a recent guest blogger on the DeafDogsRock.com website. Her experience using visual rather than auditory cues in positive training was detailed in the blog. The training was an opportunity for both Terrie and the dog, Blanca, to learn.