Interview with Laura VanArendonk Baugh

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Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Laura VanArendonk Baugh will lead upcoming KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) programs in Washington, DC (application deadline July 8, 2019) and in Rochester Hills, Michigan (application deadline July 12, 2019) . Find out more about the DTP program or apply to a course with Laura VanArendonk Baugh.

All Ears! How to Train Your Puppy to Listen

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All Ears! How to Train Your Puppy to ListenTuning you outDo you find yourself repeating instructions to your dog or puppy? You can learn how to train a puppy or dog to listen to you the first time, and every time. Many dog or puppy owners blame the dog for not listening. When you have invested time and effort into …

September 2017 KPA CTP of the Month: Lynn Rives

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September 2017 KPA CTP of the MonthWorking 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. She …

July 2017 KPA CTP of the Month: Aimee Bench

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July 2017 KPA CTP of the MonthAimee 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 …

June 2017 KPA CTP of the Month: Jane Jackson

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June 2017 KPA CTP of the MonthJane 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. In fact, the Spring issue of …

May 2017 KPA CTP of the Month: Toni Lynn Mark

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May 2017 KPA CTP of the MonthToni 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 …

April 2017 KPA CTP of the Month: Kim Lyddon

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April 2017 KPA CTP of the MonthCongratulations to Kim Lyddon, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP), and her red tricolored border collie Tyler, for their recent success in the UK Kennel Club’s annual Crufts competition—the world’s largest dog show! Kim and Tyler have performed in the final and been chosen as the runners-up in the Freestyle category for the last three …

March 2017 KPA CTP of the month: Wayne Dooley

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March 2017 KPA CTP of the MonthWayne Dooley, KPA CTP, left his corporate job at AT&T to work fulltime with animals. Now known as “The Dog Trainer Guy,” Wayne offers in-home training through his business of the same name.In partnership with Animal Hospital of Rowlett Veterinary Clinic, Wayne provides puppy parenting classes to patients and families, as well as mental stimulation …