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].