For dogs with "big feelings" and the instructors who help them
ROOTED IN BEHAVIOR SCIENCE
REINFORCED BY CLIENT EXPERIENCE
Transform the Lives of Dogs and the People Who Love Them
Learn the ground-breaking Click to Calm method, tools, and techniques that award-winning author and behavior specialist Emma Parsons has used to help hundreds of her clients and their dogs.
PLENTY of COOKIES, NOT COOKIE CUTTER
Learn to apply the methodology effectively across clients and contexts
TACKLE A WIDE VARIETY OF BEHAVIOR ISSUES WITH EFFECTIVE POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL ARRANGEMENT
READY WHEN YOU ARE
Learn the comprehensive, award-winning Click to Calm methodology for addressing a wide range of unwanted behavior including reactive or aggressive dog behavior.
The behaviors addressed in this course include reactive and aggressive behavior (like snarling, lunging, barking, and snapping) toward dogs, people, and generalized or specific stimuli, in a range of environments from homes to stores to parks. You’ll learn to apply this methodology both with your own dog(s) and with client cases. You'll gain access to time-saving training plans and other handouts that are ready to use with your clients as well as ongoing support after you graduate.
This course will increase your confidence in this high-demand area of behavior modification by developing your competence in the Click to Calm methodology and the associated observational, environmental arrangement, and client skills. At the end of this course, you should be able to offer clients safe and effective solutions for a range of unwanted behavior.
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Important: Dog-reactivity and aggression cases vary widely in their complexity and potential for danger to instructors, clients, dogs, and others. The course will not make you an “expert" in all types of dog aggression. That knowledge is earned only with more experience than can be gained in this course alone.
MEET YOUR TEACHER
Emma Parsons, KPA CTP, CDBCKPA Faculty Member
REACTIVITY AND AGGRESSION • WRITING • TRAVEL
Emma loves dogs, dog training, and teaching dog training. She is a Karen Pryor Academy faculty member and has been an instructor within the KPA flagship Dog Trainer Professional program since its inception, earning rave reviews from her students. Emma is also a long-standing member of the ClickerExpo faculty, delivering standing-room-only lectures and Learning Labs related to dog behavior and training. Emma is known for her empathetic but no-nonsense approach and her entertainingly delightful Boston accent!
A mentee of Karen Pryor early in her career, Emma was driven to find solutions to aggressive behavior because of Ben, her golden retriever— both her most demanding client and her best teacher. With Karen's encouragement, Emma focused on managing and rehabilitating reactive and aggressive dog behavior and developed breakthrough marker-based positive reinforcement methods thereby helping Ben and, eventually, thousands of other dogs live rich and relaxed lives.
Emma has authored three popular books on reactive and aggressive dog behavior: Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog; (nominated for DWAA's training book of the year), Teaching the Reactive Dog Class: Leading the Journey from Reactivity to Reliability; and The New Click to Calm: Solutions for All Dogs in a Challenging World. For fun, Emma is a successful competitor in Obedience and Agility, earning titles at the national level with several of her dogs.
In addition to being a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) Emma is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and holds a BA degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She shares her life with her husband, Greg, and their three clicker-trained competition obedience/agility dogs: Border Collie Joshua-Hunt, Golden Retriever Sprit-Rayne, and 2018 Golden Retriever Hall-of-Fame inductee and 5-time Agility Champion Austyn-Roque.
Customized, 1:1 coaching from Emma Parsons
Feedback to help you progress during the course, plus support for your client cases after the course
EARN YOUR DESIGNATION
SHOW YOUR SKILL
Build confidence through the KPA SkillCheckTM assessment process.
Show competence with the SkillCheck digital badge.
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EXPAND YOUR SKILLS AND YOUR PRACTICE
ADDRESS DIFFICULT CASES CONFIDENTLY
A COMPLETE TOOLKIT
Learn at Your Pace: Unlimited course access to the lessons and videos for a full year.
Earn Your KPA SkillCheck™ competence badge for the Click to Calm Protocol
Ready to Use: Tons of client-ready handouts including training plans, instructional handouts, and quick-reference guides.
Ongoing learning: Continued case support and idea exchange through the Click to Calm graduate discussion group with Emma Parsons
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