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Concept Training in Action: Take a Hike

Teaching your dog to tell the difference between left and right on cue is not only fun, but the skill…
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Teach Your Cat to Walk Through a Hoop

Cats are known for having independent natures, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t love training! One fun and impressive…
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Introducing a Puppy to a Long Lead

As puppies grow, so do their curiosity and energy, making it crucial to establish good training habits, such as recall…
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December KPA CTP of the Month: Lorraine Martinez

Lorraine Martinez, Founder and CEO of LOMA Behavior and Training, has established a thriving enterprise in San Antonio, Texas. Her…
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How to Manage Counter-Surfing

In preparation for the holidays, kitchens are laden with tempting treats and mouthwatering smells. For dogs that are tall or…
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Introducing Leg Weaves to a Puppy

Canine freestyle, often referred to as “dog dancing,” is a captivating sport that showcases the unique bond between dogs and…
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What Is a Therapy Dog?

When the demands of life can be overwhelming, a furry remedy has been providing comfort in various settings: the therapy…
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Cone of Comfort: Teaching Your Dog to Wear a Cone

Wearing a medical apparatus is seldom enjoyable, and dogs are no exception. However, there may come a time when a…
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November KPA CTP of the Month: Sarah Rodriguez

Sarah Rodriguez, KPA CTP, was working in the dog-care industry while she completed a master’s degree in visual art at…
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The Art and Joy of Shaping

Shaping is a method of gradually teaching dogs a new behavior by rewarding them for each small step in the…
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Congratulations to the 2023 Zoe Scholarship Recipients

Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) and Lisa White, DVM, founder of Veterinary Behavior Management Solutions in Cincinnati, Ohio, are pleased to…
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Turkey Game: Adding Sizzle to Your Dog Training Classes

Are you looking to inject some excitement into your group training classes? The key might be introducing engaging and enjoyable…
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