October 2013 KPA CTP of the Month: Irith Bloom

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Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) Irith Bloom will be speaking about choice at the 2014 ClickerExpo conferences. The choice she herself made to attend the KPA Dog Trainer Professional Program has impacted her business and her life in many positive ways. Irith enrolled in the Dog Trainer Professional Program with the encouragement of another KPA alum, Chris Waggoner. She explains, “Chris is obviously …

September 2013 KPA CTP of the Month: Leanne Falkingham

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Leanne Falkingham is not only a Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP), but she is also the co-author of KPA’s newest course, Shelter Training & Enrichment. Her expertise in the management of shelters and her skill in introducing clicker training to inexperienced shelter dogs will be featured at ClickerExpo in January of 2014, in Long Beach, CA. (Note that Steve Benjamin, Leanne’s co-author, as …

June 2013 CTP of the Month: Tammy Bourgoyne

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Tammy Bourgoyne, KPA CTP, has an engineering background and an open heart for dogs: puppies, senior citizens, dogs with special needs, dogs with fears and challenges—all dogs, really! She has combined her interests and education with Karen Pryor Academy programs and curriculum to create and constantly improve her business, The Dog Run Canine Learning Center for Puppy Parenting and Beyond. In …

April 2013 CTP of the Month: Karen Mielke

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Karen Mielke, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP), was a member of one of the first classes to graduate from KPA, graduating in March of 2008. By then, she had already been training dogs for almost a decade, but wanted to take her career a step further by becoming credentialed as a KPA CTP. Karen says,“I decided to …

March 2013 CTP of the Month: Ariana Kincaid

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Ariana Kincaid, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP), moved from a career in higher-education administration to explore the many facets of dog training. A self-described lifetime dog geek, Ariana says, “The truth is I’m obsessed with dog training.” Running a doggy daycare, boarding, and training facility for several years gave Ariana valuable experience and invaluable insight. She saw …

February 2013 CTP of the Month: Marius Geykman

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Marius Geykman, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP), crossed over from dissatisfaction in the corporate world to positive training and a new career as the owner of Snappy! Pet Services. Throughout his life Marius knew that his greatest pleasure and satisfaction came from spending time with dogs, particularly his own two corgis, Cleo and Kit. It just took him a while …

July 2012 CTP of the Month: Mareila Castillo

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Mariela Castillo is the owner and head trainer of Every Dawg’s Dream, offering private training lessons and group classes serving Orange County, California. Mariela first became interested in animal training when she rescued her beagle-mix puppy, Mo, who had severe anxiety issues.She set out to educate herself about how to train her new puppy, and discovered that many training methods used …