Dog Training wisdom & More


Read on for how-to tips that improve training, insights that inspire action and news that's worth sharing with others.
Featured image for “Preparing Your Pet for Vet Visits”

Preparing Your Pet for Vet Visits

Visiting the veterinarian can be a stressful experience for both pets and their guardians. From the unfamiliar smells to the…
Read More
Featured image for “The Pizza Delivery Game”

The Pizza Delivery Game

Many pet parents and their dogs struggle when they try to apply the tools and techniques that they learned in…
Read More
Featured image for “Kindness First: Celebrating Karen Pryor’s 92nd Birthday”

Kindness First: Celebrating Karen Pryor’s 92nd Birthday

Karen Pryor’s 92nd birthday not only marks a milestone in her life but also serves as a poignant reminder of…
Read More
Featured image for “Training Your Dog Outside of Formal Training Sessions”

Training Your Dog Outside of Formal Training Sessions

Pet guardians often focus exclusively on training sessions for teaching pets new skills and reinforcing good behavior. However, effective training…
Read More
Featured image for “What Is a Therapy Dog?”

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…
Read More
Featured image for “May KPA CTP of the Month: Merissa Kreidler”

May KPA CTP of the Month: Merissa Kreidler

In the world of dog training, Merissa Kreidler, KPA CTP, is a beacon of knowledge, always willing to share her…
Read More
Featured image for “The Power of Tactile Reinforcement in Cat Training”

The Power of Tactile Reinforcement in Cat Training

In the world of pet companionship, cats often march to the beat of their own drums. Independent and discerning, as…
Read More
Featured image for “Ken Ramirez Receives ABMA Lifetime Achievement Award”

Ken Ramirez Receives ABMA Lifetime Achievement Award

How many lifetime achievement awards in the training field can one person win? At least three! Congratulations to our very…
Read More
Featured image for “Introducing Your Dog to a Muzzle”

Introducing Your Dog to a Muzzle

As responsible pet guardians, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our furry companions. Sometimes, situations arise that require the…
Read More
Featured image for “The Benefits of Teaching the Go Behind Behavior”

The Benefits of Teaching the Go Behind Behavior

Imagine you’re out for a morning walk with your dog and your dog spots another dog approaching. While some dogs…
Read More
Featured image for “April KPA CTP of the Month: Anna Wong”

April KPA CTP of the Month: Anna Wong

In animal training, every journey begins with a story, and the tale of Anna Wong, KPA CTP, is as captivating…
Read More
Featured image for “The Benefits of Working with Multiple Species”

The Benefits of Working with Multiple Species

Dog training requires an understanding of fundamental training principles, such as reinforcement, shaping, and timing. Did you know that you…
Read More