Georgette Lombardo, KPA CTP, Albuquerque The Magazine’s Top Trainer in 2020 and 2017 and among the Top 5 in 2016, 2018, and 2019, quit her corporate job and launched her own business after obtaining certification from the KPA Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program in 2015. Pawsitive Training ABQ offers personalized in-home private training.
Cari Tetzlaff, KPA CTP, was searching for new ways to help at-risk dogs when she enrolled in the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program. A long-time staff member at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS), in her then-role as Volunteer Coordinator Cari encountered many dogs that were not considered adoptable or had behavior issues in their adoptive homes. She remembers, “I knew there had to be a way to reach some of these animals, but I didn’t have the knowledge or skills to put the pieces of the puzzle together to help them get the outcomes they deserved.”