My 5 year mare is learning to accept me on her back, I click and treat her standing still next to the mounting block and letting me throw my leg over.
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Black Lives Matter. Karen Pryor Clicker Training stands with the protestors against the violence Black, Indigenous, and People of Color face too often. Change is needed. As positive reinforcement trainers, we know that behavior is never static; if we stay silent, we, in effect, reinforce past behavior. By speaking out and protesting, we can alter environmental conditions and lay the groundwork for meaningful change.We also recognize the need to identify and explore ways to take a stand and contribute to change in our own industry. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are underrepresented in the dog trainer and behavior specialist professions and related occupations. We are committed to the conversations and dialogs, education, and steps that lead to greater understanding and that can make the profession more inclusive. We welcome your opinions, thoughts, and ideas—comment on our social channels or by email at [email protected].
The Keep Going SignalKen Ramirez, EVP and Chief Training Office of KPCT, revisits the Keep Going Signal (KGS), a confusing training tool. Ken spoke about the KGS at ClickerExpo this year, and, at the recent Art & Science of Animal Training conference in Texas, he watched Bob Bailey and Steve White each speak about Keep Going Signals, presenting two very different tools …
Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) is pleased to welcome Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) Sam Haeussner as Alumni Relations Coordinator, supporting a rapidly growing constituency of more than 1400 alumni worldwide. With more than a decade of experience in community organizing and animal training, Sam brings a wealth of experience to KPA. Prior to joining the company, Sam served as the Community Education Coordinator for Sexual Assault Services Organization in Durango, Colorado. She is the owner and trainer at Pawsitive Marks, LLC. Sam lives in Southern Colorado, near the New Mexico border.
How to Teach Loose-Leash WalkingOh, my aching armGet your dog to walk without pulling! But how? We are masters at allowing our dogs to drag us down the street. The most asked question at obedience classes and private consultations is “how can I get my dog not to pull on his leash?”As far as dogs and leashes are concerned, we …
Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Hannah Branigan believes that clicker training is the perfect technology to teach new behaviors, especially for competitive performances. Here, she talks about how she got started with clicker training, and what she hopes to pass on to her students as both a graduate and an instructor of KPA’s Dog Trainer Professional Program.
Julia Hamilton, KPA CTP, of Julia Hamilton Dog Training, focuses on creating family harmony when the family unit includes, or is about to include, pets. Her own family includes young children and a dog (and a husband!) who encourage Julia to keep learning and growing as a trainer.
INTERVIEW WITH SHELLY BROUWERKaren Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Shelly Brouwer , CTP, will lead a KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program in Boulder, Colorado (application deadline 11/26/18). Learn more about KPA professional certification Boulder location details In this interview, Shelly shares highlights from her own training career.Q: Tell us about the first animal you trained.A: Her name was Sadie and she was …
Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Laura Monaco Torelli will lead KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) programs in Chicago, Illinois, (application deadline 05/28/2018). Learn more about the DTP program or apply to this course in Chicago.
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