KPA Perth, Australia, October 2017

THE STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

More than 1,400 dog trainers around the globe have earned our certification


(ONE OF THE BEST CAREER DECISIONS YOU’LL EVER MAKE)

THE STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE

Over 1,400 dog trainers around the globe have earned our certification


(ONE OF THE BEST CAREER DECISIONS YOU’LL EVER MAKE)

“It tells people—veterinarians, potential clients—that you have reached a certain standard in skill training and development. It really helped my positioning as a professional.”
— Sharon McInally
KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP)

“This course helps aspiring trainers all over the world build their training skills and change their lives.”
— Ken Ramirez, EVP and Chief Training Officer

“That ‘A-ha’ moment never really gets old, whether you’re working with people or dogs.”
— Laura VanArendonk Baugh
KPA CTP, Faculty Member

“That a-ha moment really never gets old, whether you’re working with people or dogs.”
— Laura VanArendonk Baugh
KPA CTP, Faculty

“It tells people – veterinarians, potential clients, that you have reached a certain standard in your skill training and development. It really helped my positioning as a professional.”
— Sharon McInally
KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP)

“This course helps aspiring trainers all over the world build their training skills and change their lives.”
— Ken Ramirez, EVP and Chief Training Officer

 
 

EXTRAORDINARY COACHING


Teachers 100% invested in your learning in a small class setting

TRAIN DOGS

Working or companion,
all breeds

TEACH PEOPLE

Graduate ready to teach group and private classes

CREATE A CAREER

Start your own business or teach others

CONNECT GLOBALLY

Join a network of trusted colleagues, always at hand

 
KPA Germany, June 2017

SET YOURSELF APART


Certification that’s meaningful

TRUSTED BY VETERINARIANS, BEHAVIORISTS, AND OWNERS ALIKE

WHY WE’RE CERTIFYING THE BEST TRAINERS

WE OFFER THE BEST WAY TO LEARN

+  Hands-on with dogs: The most hands-on time with your dog, at home and in the classroom

+  Rich online content: 250 demonstration and teaching videos provide visual guidance; more than 40 downloadable training exercises help you practice skills at home

+  Time to absorb: Your learning is appropriately spaced to give you time to absorb the skills you need

+  Convenient: A 24/7 classroom in the cloud, accessible globally with your tablet, cell, laptop, or desktop—plus 25 locations for hands-on learning worldwide


YOU ARE OUR PRIORITY

+  Size matters: With small classes, everyone receives individual attention

+  True mentorship: Hours of in-person coaching

+  Your future is our future: To us, you are both a student and a future colleague

+  Deep feedback: You’ll know how you are progressing through in-person and/or video feedback

WE TAKE CARE OF (YOUR) BUSINESS

+  Start-up to growth: Your guide to the ins and outs of managing your own training business

+  Practical: Set-up, structure, strategy, and tools for successful launch and growth

+  Trusted: Written in partnership with Dog*Tec, the business experts for dog professionals


PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER
LEADERSHIP

+  #1: We are the leading choice of training professionals

+  Mission driven: Educate great dog trainers and teachers, and help them be successful

+  Best value: Not the most expensive and not the least—simply the best

+  History: The first and only program designed by training icon Karen Pryor

+  Modern: Updated frequently

+  Innovative: First full alumni program for graduates, first and only global program, first program to certify knowledge and capability in one program

WHY WE’RE GRADUATING THE BEST TRAINERS

WE OFFER THE BEST WAY TO LEARN

+  Hands-on with dogs: The most hands-on time with your dog both at home and in the classroom

+  Rich online content: 250 demonstration and teaching videos provide visual guidance; more than 40 downloadable training exercises help you practice skills at home

+  Time to absorb: Your learning is appropriately spaced to give you time to absorb the skills you need

+  Convenient: A 24/7 classroom in the cloud, accessible globally with your tablet, cell, laptop,or desktop plus 25 locations  worldwide for  hands-on learning

YOU ARE OUR PRIORITY

+  Size matters: With small classes, everyone gets individual attention

+  True mentorship: You’ll get hours of in person-coaching

+  Your future is our future: To us you are both a student and a potential future colleague

+  Deep feedback: You’ll know how you are progressing along the way through in-person and / or video feedback

WE TAKE CARE OF (YOUR) BUSINESS

+  Startup To Growth: Your guide to the ins and outs of managing your own training business

+  Practical: Set up, structure, strategy and tools for successful launch and growth

+  Trusted: Written in partnership with Dog*Tec, the business experts for dog professionals

PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER
LEADERSHIP

+  #1: We are the leading choice of training professionals

+  Mission driven: Educate great dog trainers and great teachers and help them be successful

+  Best value: Not the most expensive and not the least. Just the best

+  History: The first and only program designed by training icon Karen Pryor

+  Modern: Consistently being updated

+  Innovative: First full alumni program for graduates, first and only global program, first program to certify for knowledge and capability in one

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ELEVATE YOUR TRAINING AND YOUR RELATIONSHIP

VIEW THE CURRICULUM
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ELEVATE YOUR TRAINING AND YOUR RELATIONSHIP

VIEW THE CURRICULUM

ACCESSIBLE & INTEGRATED


Choose one of three program formats to integrate your online and in-person learning

WITH 25 LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE, WE HAVE THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG!

REGIONAL
ATTEND FOUR TIMES
Most people choose this format when a course is offered in a location nearby.

  Work with your dog at home and at each 2-day workshop

  Travel 4 times to attend each 2-day workshop

Complete one unit of the curriculum before each workshop

NATIONAL
ATTEND ONCE
Great when there are no nearby locations.

  Work with your dog at home and at the 5-day workshop

  Travel once to attend the 5-day workshop

  Video submissions are required

Complete all units of the curriculum before the workshop

WORLD
ATTEND ONCE
Great when a plane trip is the only option.

  Work with your dog at home. We provide a dog for the workshop.

  Travel once to attend the 9-day workshop

  Video submissions are required

Complete all units of the curriculum before the workshop


REGIONAL
ATTEND FOUR TIMES
Most people choose this when a location is nearby.

  Work with your dog at home and at each 2-day workshop

  Travel four times

Complete a unit of the curriculum before each workshop

NATIONAL
ATTEND ONCE
Great for when there are no nearby programs.

  Work with your dog at home and at the 5-day workshop

  Travel one time

  Video submissions are required

Complete all units of the curriculum before the workshop

WORLD
ATTEND ONCE
Great for when there are no programs in your country.

  Work with your dog at home. We provide a dog for the workshop.

  Travel one time to the 9-day workshop

  Video submissions are required

Complete all units of the curriculum before the workshop

MEET YOUR FACULTY


Your Passion, Our Expertise

THE COACHING MENTOR YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED.
OUR FACULTY MEMBERS ARE ALL EXPERT TRAINERS AND EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATORS.

“People are so happy to see the pleasure and the joy that their dogs are having in the training. It becomes a fun project for both the human end of the leash, and the dogs as well. ”
— Carolyn Clark

Steve Benjamin

KPA Faculty

Burgers & Fries • Former “G” Man • Upstate New ‘Yawk’

Steve Benjamin is the owner of Clicking With Canines in Endicott, NY. Steve retired from the federal government in January 2004 to pursue his passion for working with dogs and their owners. Steve specializes in teaching clicker training to his clients, helping them teach their dogs to be socially acceptable, happy, and intelligent family pets. Steve is a faculty member for the Karen Pryor Academy and instructs KPA Dog Trainer Professional program sessions in New York (spring/summer) and Florida (fall/winter). 

EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS


Your program takes less than a year.
The benefits are for life.

APPLY TODAY!

 

$5,300 USD*

A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

  • Includes all lessons and in-person workshops
  • Low-cost application fee applied toward tuition
  • Six-month program*
  • Compatible with fulltime employment

*Tuition details and program duration outside of the US may vary. See pricing guide.

$5,300 USD*

A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE

  • Includes all lessons and in-person workshops
  • Low-cost application fee applied toward tuition
  • Six-month program*
  • Compatible with full-time employment

*Tuition details and program duration outside of the US may vary. See pricing guide

 

APPLY TODAY

The dogs of the world thank you.

(YOU’LL THANK US)

APPLY

APPLY TODAY

The dogs of the world thank you.

(YOU’LL THANK US)

APPLY