Karen Pryor Academy is part of the family of positive training education services and training gear from Karen Pryor Clicker Training, a leader in the field of animal training and in the science and application of marker-based positive reinforcement, or what is popularly called “clicker training."
Pioneering animal trainer and author Karen Pryor designed and launched our first program-the Dog Trainer Professional in 2007. Karen is considered the catalyst for the positive reinforcement training movement with her ground-breaking book Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training.
Karen Pryor Academy is part of the family of positive training education services and training gear from the Karen Pryor Clicker Training company, leaders in the field of animal training and the science and application of marker-based positive reinforcement, or what is popularly called “clicker training."
» Since 2007, more than 5,000 people have taken a KPA course to enrich their lives with animals, sharpen their training skills and become a better teacher.
» More than 1,400 trainers have earned a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP) professional designation. These graduates work across the globe, as professional dog trainers or as professionals in the animal-care field, including veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
» We estimate that tens of thousands of pet owners train their pets annually, applying what they have learned in one of our courses or through the help of a KPA Certified Training Partner. The positive training methodology improves the lives of all these people and their dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, lizards, and fish!
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS AND COURSES
At KPA, we develop, update, and maintain our own curriculum. The content of our courses and workshops keeps up with evolving science, practices, and perspectives. We frequently collaborate with other thought and practice leaders who may also facilitate, coach, or teach KPA course material.
KPA courses are designed to keep students interested and engaged in learning— as well as set up for success. Intrinsic to our teaching philosophy is that both people and dogs (or other animals) will enjoy the learning process together. Great training is both science and art, and, done right, it creates a joyful partnership.
WHAT WE TEACH
We teach our students to be skilled trainers and effective teachers