Leah calls the DTP program “very informative.” She found behavior chains to be the most illuminating and helpful part of the course. “I learned how owners can teach undesirable behaviors accidentally and turn them into behavior chains.” While Leah admits that there were challenging parts to the program, she explains that the challenges were due to the considerable amount of material there was to cover in a short time period of time.
The KPA program has helped Leah adapt her business and made her better equipped to teach clients. With skills and knowledge from the program, Leah offers positive training instruction to pet parents through her business, Paws Adventure (she has also found herself making positive suggestions to dog/human pairs when she is out and about!). At Paws Adventures, services include private training (including for puppies), solo or group outside adventures, hydrotherapy, photography, and other offerings. Leah often works with groups of dogs and credits the KPA courses for enhancing her ability to teach dog behavior and training skills. When Leah was pregnant, she called on her knowledge from the KPA DTP program to train a new puppy. Since then, she has been successful introducing dogs to babies and children.