The Power of Relationships

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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.

The ABCs of Barking

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The ABCs of Barking Why all the barking? Barking happens for a reason. Sounds obvious, right? It didn’t always, according to applied ethologist Julie Hecht, writing in the spring 2013 issue of The Bark. At the turn of the century, barking was widely thought to be “simply an item on a dog’s daily checklist: ‘Take a walk, have breakfast, bark.'” Nowadays …

All Ears! How to Train Your Puppy to Listen

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All Ears! How to Train Your Puppy to Listen Tuning you out Do 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 …

The Keep Going Signal

Sierra Verunica All, Homepage blog, People, Training Wisdom

The Keep Going Signal Ken 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 …

How to Teach Loose-Leash Walking

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How to Teach Loose-Leash Walking Oh, my aching arm Get 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 …

Interview with Hannah Branigan

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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.

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Interview with Shelly Brouwer

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INTERVIEW WITH SHELLY BROUWER Karen 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 …

Teach Settle on a Mat

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Teach Settle on a Mat Settle 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 …