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Turkey Game: Adding Sizzle to Your Dog Training Classes

Are you looking to inject some excitement into your group training classes? The key might be introducing engaging and enjoyable…
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Encouraging Cats to Come Out of Their Enclosures

Shelter environments are often stressful for cats, and the stress makes the cats hesitant to come out of their enclosures.…
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October KPA CTP of the Month: Esti Araten

When Esti Araten, KPA CTP, wanted to understand her Lhasa Apso, Looli, better, she investigated all aspects of dog behavior.…
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Why Do Dogs Bite the Leash?

Does your dog’s walk sometimes resemble a game of tug-of-war? Leash-biting and tugging are behaviors that many puppies and dogs…
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September KPA CTP of the Month: Catherine Ricchetti

As a mental health professional, Catherine Ricchetti, KPA CTP, was already working with dogs as she built and implemented facility-dog…
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August KPA CTP of the Month: Monica Callahan

As she was completing her degrees in biology and pre-veterinary medicine, Monica Callahan, KPA CTP, decided to switch lanes from…
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July KPA CTP of the Month: Philip Sun

Philip Sun, KPA CTP, transitioned to learning the basics of dog behavior, having a dog, and then training others’ dogs…
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June KPA CTP of the Month: Laurie Schlossnagle

Laurie Schlossnagle, KPA CTP, has been clicker training for 20 years. Her first training was with her own dog, in…
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May KPA CTP of the Month: Linda Randall

Linda Randall, DVM, KPA CTP, owner and trainer at One Smart Dog in Seville, Ohio, graduated from the Karen Pryor…
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April KPA CTP of the Month: Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins, KPA CTP, is the Director of Animal Therapy (AT) at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare. A lifelong animal lover, she…
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March KPA CTP of the Month: Samantha Milner

Samantha (Sam) Milner, KPA CTP, had heard about the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Dog Trainer Professional (DTP) program, but attending…
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February KPA CTP of the Month: Taryn Schultz

As a high-school student, Taryn Schultz’s senior project was to volunteer at a dog training organization in her hometown of…
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