November 2018 KPA CTP of the Month: Heather Adams

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Heather Adams, KPA CTP, first discovered Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) through an internet search as she sought help for Sadie, her dog with severe separation anxiety. Now a KPA CTP and the owner of the dog-training business Clever Paws, Heather helps other dogs with behavior issues, often introducing them to the worlds of obedience and agility.

October 2018 KPA CTP of the Month: Lynne Stephens

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Lynne Stephens, KPA CTP, is a canine agility specialist, trainer, and seminar presenter. She is the co-owner of DogLogic Training in Statesville, North Carolina. Lynne’s professional experience as an educator in the United Kingdom is combined with 30+ years working with dogs, including as a competitor in dog sports. This unique skill set is well utilized in Lynne’s work as a dog training instructor.

September 2018 KPA CTP of the Month: Beth Mullen

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A career change in 2008 saw Beth Mullen, KPA CTP, CBCC, CPDT, incorporate her interest in animals of all species into a new profession—animal training. Beth is currently the owner of and head trainer at Dog Latin Dog Training & Behavior Consulting where her background in communication and education adds to her training skill set.ement, the pitfalls of coercion, elements of behavior science, and more. Stephanie says, “I was incredibly inspired and enlightened, and eagerly attended ClickerExpo in Cincinnati a month later.”

August 2018 KPA CTP of the Month: Stephanie Peters

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Stephanie Peters, KPA CTP and CPDT-KA, owner of Plucky Paws, adopted her “sweet little dog Marmalade” from Second Chance Animal Rescue Puerto Rico in 2013, spurring her interest in animal training. She had heard of using a clicker for training, but “stuck to lure-reward training, using a verbal marker informally” with Marmalade—until she attended A Weekend with Ken Ramirez in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2016, after a recent move to Iowa from Boston. Ken spoke about reinforcement, the pitfalls of coercion, elements of behavior science, and more. Stephanie says, “I was incredibly inspired and enlightened, and eagerly attended ClickerExpo in Cincinnati a month later.”

July 2018 KPA CTP of the Month: Laura Donaldson

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Laura Donaldson, KPA CTP, combines her extensive credentials with her experience in dog training and canine behavior (and her participation in dog sports) in her successful business Four Paws, Four Directions Dog Training & Behavior Consulting. Her philosophy emphasizes positive training that creates harmonious canine-human communication and bonds.

May 2018 KPA CTP of the Month: Molly Johnson

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Molly Johnson, KPA CTP, had been training dogs positively for many years even before she attended the KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program in 2011. In that time, she developed an interest and expertise in training therapy dogs, particularly for work in the areas of grief, dying, and death.

Julia Hamilton is a KPA CTP and Certified Trick Dog Instructor

April 2018 KPA CTP of the Month: Julia Hamilton

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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.

Kat Camplin, KPA CTP - Obedience competition - clicker training - behavior modification - dog sports - service-dog work

March 2018 KPA CTP of the Month: Kat Camplin

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Kat Camplin, KPA CTP, uses the skills she has accumulated in her many years volunteering with and training dogs—and through her experience at Karen Pryor Academy—in her California-based business, Romping Dogs. She offers flexible training and consultation sessions for dogs and families, from pre-adoption counseling and puppy lessons to behavior modification to specialized training for dog sports and service-dog work.

February 2018 KPA CTP of the Month: Shelley Pryor

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Shelley Pryor, KPA CTP, offers in-home training and behavior consultations through her business Spry Dog. Spry Dog also provides Canine Good Citizen (CGC) preparation and testing, along with Fear Free support to acclimatize animals to visits with veterinarians and groomers.