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Interview with Laura VanArendonk Baugh

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...

How to Teach a Chin Rest

Teaching your dog a chin-rest behavior is useful for training shy, overly excited, or reactive dogs. It is also helpful building cooperation during medical procedures (vaccinations, medication...

Teach Your Dog to Go Around an Object

Are you looking for a fun training exercise this spring? Teaching your dog to go around an object, such as a cone, is a useful skill and the foundation for many dog sports. Learn how to teach...

Teach Your Cat to Target

Targeting, where an animal touches an object with her nose or paw, is not just a useful behavior for dogs—it can be a very useful and fun behavior for cats, too! A target can be used to lead a...

How to Transfer a Cue

Cues should always be clear and consistent. However, cues do allow for some flexibility and can be transferred. Are two cues too similar, so similar that your dog confuses them (for example,...

Teach Settle on a Mat

Teaching your dog to settle on a mat is very useful—for both practical and safety reasons. Dogs need a safe place to settle down. When you teach your dog to settle on a portable mat, your dog...

Dog Saves Valentine’s Day

Dogs make the best Valentines—today and every day! They love unconditionally, are faithful and unselfishly devoted, and can always make you smile! In this video, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty...

Chin Rest Behavior for Veterinary Care

Teaching your dog a chin rest is useful for building cooperation during medical, such as vaccinations, administration of medications, and eye and ear care. Watch as Karen Pryor faculty member...

Make Your Shelter a Bark-Free Zone

Constant barking is stressful for shelter dogs, staff, and visitors. A small shift in routine management can reduce the noise level to zero. Watch as Karen Pryor Academy faculty member Steve...

The Shaping Game

Does your dog know how to pay attention to you? When your dog is focused on listening to you, training will be more successful! In this video, Karen Pryor Academy faculty member Debbie Martin...

Teach Your Dog Directionals

Does your dog know how to pay attention to you? When your dog is focused on listening to you, training will be more successful! In this video, Karen Pryor Academy faculty member Debbie Martin...

Teach Your Dog to Target

January is National Train Your Dog Month, a time to celebrate the joy of training. Enjoy a healthy relationship with your dog in the new year! One of the most important foundation behaviors you...

Your Cat Can Do WHAT?

The cat: independent, strong-willed, often aloof. Not exactly training material, right? Surprise surprise: clicker training blows the roof off of many preconceptions—and the oxymoron of a trained...

The ABCs of Barking

Barking happens for a reason. Sounds obvious, right? It didn't always, according to applied ethologist Julie Hecht, writing in the spring 2013 issue of The Bark. At the turn of the century, barkin...

How to Crate Train Your Dog

The holiday season is a joyous time for humans. It's full of festive parties, holiday décor, delicious treats, and visitors. However, while holidays are fun for people, this time of year can be...

Give Thanks for Pets

If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, your focus is probably on the bird—not the dog. But to ensure a happy and stress-free day for both you and your pet, plan ahead for safety on...

Thanksgiving Feast—in a KONG!

Holidays are fun to celebrate with furry family members, but the abundance of guests, commotion, and food can be challenging for you and your dog. A KONG toy is a fantastic way to keep your dog...

Define Positive for Me…

A recent article in the Psychology Today e-magazine discusses the challenge of finding true positive reinforcement animal training. Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) is cited as a reliable source of positi...

Interview With Lindsay Wood Brown

Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Lindsay Wood Brown will lead a KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program in Richmond, Virginia (application deadline 8/23/18), and Murfreesboro,...

Interview With Helix Fairweather

Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Helix Fairweather will lead a KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program in Portland, Oregon (application deadline 8/30/2018). Learn more about the DTP...

Interview with Sherrie Yuschak

Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Sherrie Yuschak will lead a KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) National program in Columbus (Reynoldsburg), OH (application deadline 7/27/18)....

Interview with Laurie Luck

Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) faculty member Laurie Luck will lead KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program in St Louis, (application deadline 06/01/2018). Learn more about the DTP program or apply...

The Keep Going Signal

Ken 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 & Sci...

KPA Welcomes Sam Haeussner

Ken 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 & Sci...

How to Teach Loose-Leash Walking

Get 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 g...

Interview with Hannah Branigan

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...

6 month dog trainer professional training program with Shelly Brouwer

Interview with Shelly Brouwer

Karen 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). In this interview, She...

Instructor Laura Monaco Torelli of Karen Pryor Academy runs the (KPA) DTP Dog Trainer Professional Program in Chicago IL

Interview with Laura Monaco Torelli

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...

Teach Settle on a Mat

Is your dog a little too excited? Too excitable? Is he a maniac when people come to the door? Does he bug you when you're trying to eat dinner? Would you love to have a place where your dog could j...

6 month dog trainer professional training program in San Diego, CA

Interview with Nan Arthur

Karen Pryor Academy faculty member Nan Arthur will lead the KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program in San Diego, California. Applications are being accepted for this program until May 21, 2018....