Anyone who lives or works with animals knows how powerful the human-animal bond can be. In this heartwarming tale from his new book The Eye of the Trainer: Animal Training, Transformation, and Trust, Ken Ramirez reflects on the unforgettable bond he forged with a pair of dolphins during his early years as a trainer.
All Ears! How to Train Your Puppy to Listen
All Ears! How to Train Your Puppy to ListenTuning you outDo you find yourself repeating instructions to your dog or puppy? You can learn how to train a puppy or dog to listen to you the first time, and every time. Many dog or puppy owners blame the dog for not listening. When you have invested time and effort into …
The Keep Going Signal
The Keep Going SignalKen 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 & Science of Animal Training conference in Texas, he watched Bob Bailey and Steve White each speak about Keep Going Signals, presenting two very different tools …
How to Teach Loose-Leash Walking
How to Teach Loose-Leash WalkingOh, my aching armGet 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 get my dog not to pull on his leash?”As far as dogs and leashes are concerned, we …
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 about how she got started with clicker training, and what she hopes to pass on to her students as both a graduate and an instructor of KPA’s Dog Trainer Professional Program.
Interview with Shelly Brouwer
INTERVIEW WITH SHELLY BROUWERKaren 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). Learn more about KPA professional certification Boulder location details In this interview, Shelly shares highlights from her own training career.Q: Tell us about the first animal you trained.A: Her name was Sadie and she was …
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 DTP program or apply to this course in Chicago.
Teach Settle on a Mat
Teach Settle on a MatSettle down over there!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 just chill out, yet still be in the same room with you?You need …
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.