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 …