Graduating from KPA and becoming a CTP gave Ariana increased confidence to take on more challenging cases in her private lessons. She believes that she is much better equipped to help dog owners tackle big problems in creative, compassionate, and easy-to-implement ways thanks to Karen Pryor Academy.
As the president of Operation Socialization, an organization promoting safe, early, and effective puppy socialization on a national scale, it's beneficial for Ariana to be credentialed as a KPA CTP, a credential that is recognized on the national level. Ariana feels that KPA and Operation Socialization have a common goal—to help families raise dogs that remain lifetime companions. As a KPA CTP, Ariana networks with other like-minded people who speak the same language and share the same training philosophy. She is extremely proud that many KPA CTPs are also, like her, Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT).
Ariana says that her dog-training education will never stop—because the field of dog training never stops evolving. Her philosophy is that a good trainer isn't someone who has all the answers, but someone who keeps looking for new and innovative answers. Ariana continues to learn from the countless conversations and interactions she has with KPA alumni. She declares, "If Karen Pryor ever creates another advanced training program, I'll be the first one in line."