Courses from Karen Pryor Academy

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Courses from Karen Pryor Academy

PUPPY START RIGHT FOR INSTRUCTORS

Learn all the background knowledge, training, and observation skills, and marketing tools you need to succeed as a puppy socialization class instructor. Taught by Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA, KPA CTP and Kenneth M. Martin, DVM, the authors of Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog

Tuition: $479

CONCEPT TRAINING: Let's Get Started

Enrich your animal’s life, strengthen your relationship, and sharpen your training skills with Ken Ramirez and Concept Training: Let’s Get Started. This is the entry course for any other course in the Concept Training series.

Tuition: $299

CONCEPT TRAINING: Modifier Cues

Teach your dog how to tell the difference between left and right… or large and small! In Concept Training: Modifier Cues, Ken Ramirez shows you how to train the concept of modifier cues step-by-step. 

Tuition: $279

SMART REINFORCEMENT

Smart Reinforcement™ teaches you how to use non-food reinforcers effectively. Non-food reinforcers can become as powerful as, or more powerful than, food alone, but only when integrated systematically. Smart Reinforcement is that system.

Tuition: $495

DOG SPORTS ESSENTIALS

The cornerstones of success in dog sports are: confidence on all surfaces, self-control, solid cues, ability to work in distracting environments and at a distance, body awareness, handling skills, and a robust reinforcement toolbox. KPA's online course Dog Sports Essentials gets you started with, or helps you improve, the necessary skills for your dog sports pursuits.

Tuition: $449

SHELTER TRAINING AND ENRICHMENT

This online course will be invaluable for shelter staff, volunteers, managers, or trainers who want to help improve the quality of life for animals living in a shelter. Whether you are looking for quiet kennels, help for shy or stressed animals, enrichment ideas, or solutions to behavior problems, this course will be a treasured resource. 

Tuition: $249 $199 | Apply for the Zoe Scholarship

CANINE FREESTYLE

Enroll in our online Canine Freestyle course to learn how to create show-stopping freestyle routines. Taught by three-time international freestyle champion Michele Pouliot.

Tuition: $329

BETTER VETERINARY VISITS

This course, designed in collaboration with Fear Free, provides veterinary-care teams with practical, easy-to-implement protocols that will transform the experience of the dogs and cats in your care.

Tuition: $139

TRAIN YOUR CAT

A little training with your cat goes a long way. This course's cat-specific exercises will help deepen your relationship, provide mental enrichment for your cat, and even reduce many common behavior problems.

Tuition: $199

DOG TRAINER FOUNDATIONS
Our online Dog Trainer Foundations course is the ideal entry point for those considering a career in dog training, or for anyone looking to broaden his or her dog-training skills and knowledge.

Tuition: $249

PUPPY START RIGHT FOR INSTRUCTORS

This online course gives you all the background knowledge, training and observation skills, and marketing tools you need to succeed as a puppy socialization class instructor. Taught by Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA, KPA CTP and Kenneth M. Martin, DVM, the authors of Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog

Tuition: $479
CONCEPT TRAINING: Let's Get Started

Enrich your animal’s life, strengthen your relationship, and sharpen your training skills with Ken Ramirez and Concept Training: Let’s Get Started.

Tuition: $299

CONCEPT TRAINING: Modifier Cues

Teach your dog how to tell the difference between left and right… or large and small! In Concept Training: Modifier Cues, Ken Ramirez shows you how to train the concept of modifier cues step-by-step. 

Tuition: $279

SMART REINFORCEMENT

Smart Reinforcement™ teaches you how to use non-food reinforcers effectively. Non-food reinforcers can become as powerful as, or more powerful than, food alone, but only when integrated systematically. Smart Reinforcement is that system.

Tuition: $495

DOG SPORTS ESSENTIALS

The cornerstones of success in dog sports are: confidence on all surfaces, self-control, solid cues, ability to work in distracting environments and at a distance, body awareness, handling skills, and a robust reinforcement toolbox. KPA's online course Dog Sports Essentials gets you started with, or helps you improve, the necessary skills for your dog sports pursuits.

Tuition: $449

SHELTER TRAINING AND ENRICHMENT

This online course will be invaluable for shelter staff, volunteers, managers, or trainers who want to help improve the quality of life for animals living in a shelter. Whether you are looking for quiet kennels, help for shy or stressed animals, enrichment ideas, or solutions to behavior problems, this course will be a treasured resource. 

Tuition: $249 $199 | Apply for the Zoe Scholarship

CANINE FREESTYLE

Enroll in our online Canine Freestyle course to learn how to create show-stopping freestyle routines. Taught by three-time international freestyle champion Michele Pouliot.

Tuition: $329

BETTER VETERINARY VISITS

This course, designed in collaboration with Fear Free, provides veterinary-care teams with practical, easy-to-implement protocols that will transform the experience of the dogs and cats in your care.

Tuition: $139

TRAIN YOUR CAT

A little training with your cat goes a long way. This course's cat-specific exercises will help deepen your relationship, provide mental enrichment for your cat, and even reduce many common behavior problems.

Tuition: $199