Tuition, Loan and Scholarship Details
With its unique features and benefits, we believe that the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program is a terrific value. The DTP is offered in four formats, providing an option that will likely be the right fit for you and your dog. All formats seamlessly integrate online study with workshops and include personalized coaching and feedback. Regardless of the format, you will go through the program with classmates who share your passion. Your format choice determines whether the workshops are virtual or in-person, the duration and number of workshops, and, for in-person workshops, whether you need to travel with your dog or if a dog is provided for you. All graduates, across all formats, receive the same KPA certification.
If you are comparing our program to other programs, be sure that you understand the full picture, including true costs and value. We believe that you will find our program to be competitively priced—not the least expensive nor the most expensive but by far the best value.
Dog Trainer Professional Program Tuition
Scholarships may be available*
B.F. Skinner Scholarship
Karen Pryor Academy offers a limited number of B.F. Skinner Memorial scholarships for the Dog Trainer Professional program. These scholarships, each valued at $300, pay tribute to the life and contributions of B.F. Skinner.
We provide scholarships for Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) dog training courses as a part of our commitment to expanding the inclusiveness of our community. Whether you are an experienced professional or just getting started, we encourage individuals who share a commitment to enhancing diversity in the dog training community to apply. Learn more.
Compare our Program
Consider if you can earn the same certification in any of the offered formats. In ours, you can.
Consider all costs, including travel, lodging, and materials. While some programs may entail extensive live-in facility charges, we pride ourselves on transparency, and our costs do not include such additional fees.
Compare our business training, classroom skills training, and alumni business and marketing support with those of any other program.
Compare program objectives: We aim not only to develop your skills as a proficient dog trainer but also to equip you with the expertise to excel as a teacher in both one-on-one and group class settings. Our program is designed to prepare you as a professional in the field.
Consider your preferred learning style, the suitability of the dog you have access to for the program, and whether the program's format aligns well with both your needs.
Consider the quality and quantity of personalized coaching, feedback, and support you receive, both in real-time during workshops and on your assignments throughout the entire process. Once again, we believe ours is unmatched.
Consider the reputation and integrity of the program and its certification. We firmly believe that ours is the best around; see if you agree.