WEBINARS from Karen Pryor Academy

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FOUR-LEGGED, FIT & CONFIDENT
with Lori Stevens
Next Live Webinar:
The Full Series: Webinars 1-5

Weekly on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. ET, through June 17. 

Get access to all five of the webinars in the Four-Legged, Fit, and Confident webinar series! Each webinar is approximately 45 minutes long followed by 45 minutes of live Q&A. Earn 1.5 CEUs per webinar from KPA, IAABC, or CCPDT (7.5 CEUs for the series).

If you've missed the live webinar, don't worry - it's been recorded. Watch it on demand and jump right back into the series live or watch the whole series at your own pace whenever you want.  Live webinars are on Wednesdays at 4.p.m EST and lifetime access to the recorded webinars are included in your registration. 

#1: Fitness Safe Start, From Targets to Poles - Watch On Demand
#2: Keep it on Paws! - Watch On Demand
#3: Staying in Balance  - Watch On Demand
#4: Riddle of the Sphinx  - Watch On Demand
#5: Fabulous Fitness Finale! - Available to Watch On Demand June 19

Get access to all five of the webinars in the Four-Legged, Fit, and Confident webinar series! Each webinar is approximately 45 minutes long followed by 45 minutes of recorded Q&A. Earn 1.5 CEUs per webinar from KPA, IAABC, or CCPDT (7.5 CEUs for the series).

#1: Fitness Safe Start, From Targets to Poles
#2: Keep it on Paws!
#3: Staying in Balance 
#4: Riddle of the Sphinx
#5: Fabulous Fitness Finale!

Tuition: $479

Get The Full Series ($109.95) | Select One+ ($24.95 ea.)

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Webinars from Karen Pryor Academy

DOG TRAINER COMPREHENSIVE
Our Dog Trainer Comprehensive course offers knowledge and skills needed to tackle the training requirements for: basic household training, problem-solving common behavioral issues, canine sports participation, the application of useful husbandry skills, and more.

Tuition: $999

DOG TRAINER FOUNDATIONS
Our online Dog Trainer Foundations course is the ideal entry point for those considering a career in dog training, or for anyone looking to broaden his or her dog-training skills and knowledge.

Tuition: $249

PUPPY START RIGHT FOR INSTRUCTORS

This online course gives you all the background knowledge, training and observation skills, and marketing tools you need to succeed as a puppy socialization class instructor. Taught by Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA, KPA CTP and Kenneth M. Martin, DVM, the authors of Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog

Tuition: $479

CONCEPT TRAINING: Let's Get Started

Enrich your animal’s life, strengthen your relationship, and sharpen your training skills with Ken Ramirez and Concept Training: Let’s Get Started.

Tuition: $299

CONCEPT TRAINING: Modifier Cues

Teach your dog how to tell the difference between left and right… or large and small! In Concept Training: Modifier Cues, Ken Ramirez shows you how to train the concept of modifier cues step-by-step. 

Tuition: $279

SMART REINFORCEMENT

Smart Reinforcement™ teaches you how to use non-food reinforcers effectively. Non-food reinforcers can become as powerful as, or more powerful than, food alone, but only when integrated systematically. Smart Reinforcement is that system.

Tuition: $495

SHELTER TRAINING AND ENRICHMENT

This online course will be invaluable for shelter staff, volunteers, managers, or trainers who want to help improve the quality of life for animals living in a shelter. Whether you are looking for quiet kennels, help for shy or stressed animals, enrichment ideas, or solutions to behavior problems, this course will be a treasured resource. 

Tuition: $249

DOG SPORTS ESSENTIALS

The cornerstones of success in dog sports are: confidence on all surfaces, self-control, solid cues, ability to work in distracting environments and at a distance, body awareness, handling skills, and a robust reinforcement toolbox. KPA's online course Dog Sports Essentials gets you started with, or helps you improve, the necessary skills for your dog sports pursuits.

Tuition: $449

CANINE FREESTYLE

Enroll in our online Canine Freestyle course to learn how to create show-stopping freestyle routines. Taught by three-time international freestyle champion Michele Pouliot.

Tuition: $329

BETTER VETERINARY VISITS

This course, designed in collaboration with Fear Free, provides veterinary-care teams with practical, easy-to-implement protocols that will transform the experience of the dogs and cats in your care.

Tuition: $139

TRAIN YOUR CAT

A little training with your cat goes a long way. This course's cat-specific exercises will help deepen your relationship, provide mental enrichment for your cat, and even reduce many common behavior problems.

Tuition: $199

Next Live Webinar:
The Full Series: Webinars 1-5

Get access to all five of the webinars in the Four-Legged, Fit, and Confident webinar series! Each webinar is approximately 45 minutes long followed by 45 minutes of recorded Q&A. Earn 1.5 CEUs per webinar from KPA, IAABC, or CCPDT (7.5 CEUs for the series).

#1: Fitness Safe Start, From Targets to Poles 
#2: Keep it on Paws
#3: Staying in Balance 
#4: Riddle of the Sphinx 
#5: Fabulous Fitness Finale!

Get The Full Series ($109.95) or Select One+ ($24.95 ea.)
#1 Fitness Safe Start: Targets to Poles
In webinar #1 you will learn how to set up your dog and the learning environment for success and fun for any fitness and movement exercises. We will start the exercises by  learning how to teach your dog to hand target and how to follow targets to create movement. With those basic skills, Lori will show you how to use the moving target to teach your dog cavaletti fitness, i.e., walking and trotting over poles, and how to teach figure eights.

Available on demand beginning May 22

In webinar #1 you will learn how to set up your dog and the learning environment for success and fun for any fitness and movement exercises. We will start the exercises by  learning how to teach your dog to hand target and how to follow targets to create movement. With those basic skills, Lori will show you how to use the moving target to teach your dog cavaletti fitness, i.e., walking and trotting over poles, and how to teach figure eights.

These exercises help build your dog’s safe physical precision movement and spatial awareness and your own observation skills. We will also discuss solidifying your “go-to behaviors” and how they can be used in and around the fitness environment to overcome common challenges.  You will learn how all of these behaviors and concepts build the environment and foundation skills for fitness and movement as we move into webinar #2.

#2: Keep it on Paws!

In webinar #2, we will be using the environmental set-up and skills from webinar #1 to build out an expanded repertoire of behaviors and deepen your understanding of fitness concepts. We will focus on paw targeting, including front and hind leg targeting, and how to spin in both directions. 

This series of behavior helps you learn how your own orientation affects your dog's orientation to an object, illustrates the importance of your dog's alignment and teaches you what to look for and reinforceusing your fitness lensas your dog is learning. We will discuss the full benefits of these behaviors for fitness and movement and why they are excellent go-to behaviors under many environmental conditions.

Available on demand beginning May 29.

In webinar #2, we will be using the environmental set-up and skills from webinar #1 to build out an expanded repertoire of behaviors and deepen your understanding of fitness concepts. We will focus on paw targeting, including front and hind leg targeting, and how to spin in both directions. 

This series of behavior helps you learn how your own orientation affects your dog's orientation to an object, illustrates the importance of your dog's alignment and teaches you what to look for and reinforceusing your fitness lensas your dog is learning. We will discuss the full benefits of these behaviors for fitness and movement and why they are excellent go-to behaviors under many environmental conditions. 

Take a week to work on these exercises and behaviors on your own and get ready for webinar #3. As an added bonus, this week’s fitness challenge is to teach your dog to back up to target. Jump right in (so to speak)!

#3 Staying in Balance
In webinar #3, we will be building on webinars #1 and #2 to add to your fitness toolkit. We will be working on the joy of go-arounds, standing in balance (more difficult than you might think!), and targeting your hand lightly with each front paw, as well as increasing duration for these behaviors. We will also cover the specific alignment to achieve during each exercise. As usual, we will cover the benefits of these behaviors for fitness and movement. 

In webinar #3, we will be building on webinars #1 and #2 to add to your fitness toolkit. We will be working on the joy of go-arounds, standing in balance (more difficult than you might think!), and targeting your hand lightly with each front paw, as well as increasing duration for these behaviors. We will also cover the specific alignment to achieve during each exercise. As usual, we will cover the benefits of these behaviors for fitness and movement.  

Take a week to work on these exercises and behaviors on your own and get ready for webinar #4. As an added bonus, this week’s fitness challenge is to teach your dog to target your hand with each hind paw. Find the balance!

#4 Riddle of the SPHINX
In webinar #4, we will take your fitness up (or down!) another level. We will be working on the tuck-sit to stands, sphinx (aka fold-back) down to stands, and weight-shifting. We will also cover the number of repetitions and sets you might do in a fitness routine. Finally, we’ll cover the importance of warming up and cooling down and how you can fit those steps into your fitness routine easily.

Live!  June 10, 2020 at 4 p.m. ET
Register by June 9 at 12 p.m. ET to participate.
Available to Watch On Demand June 12

In webinar #4, we will take your fitness up (or down!) another level. We will be working on the tuck-sit to stands, sphinx (aka fold-back) down to stands, and weight-shifting. We will also cover the number of repetitions and sets you might do in a fitness routine. Finally, we’ll cover the importance of warming up and cooling down and how you can fit those steps into your fitness routine easily.

As an added bonus, this week’s challenge is a tuck-sit to kick-back stand. See you next week when we’ll discuss how you can put these exercises together. Are you down with this?

#5: A FABULOUS FITNESS FINALE!

In webinar #5, we’ll learn a few final skills and how to put together a fabulous fitness routine. First, we’ll sit back and rock and then learn another variation of sitthe rock-back sit, with a stand between repetitions. We’ll move on to teaching high-quality high-fives or waves and we’ll cover how to teach your dog to take a well-balanced bow. As usual, we will explain the benefits of these behaviors for fitness and movement.  

Now that you know a number of fitness exercises, we’ll learn how to put them together for a fitness routine, how long a fitness routine should last, and the importance of timers. We’ll also show examples of how you can take the exercises you’ve mastered to the next level.

We leave you with a final, fun exercise to work into your routine: side-stepping. Congratulations! You are ready to become your dog’s personal canine fitness coach!

LEARN WITH Lori Stevens

Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP, CCFT, CPBC) uses humane and scientific methods to improve the health, behavior, and performance of animals. Her experience is holistic and incorporates respect for animals as teachers. She continually studies the interactions between animal behavior, movement, learning, and health, and this is reflected in her innovative approach.

Lori is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a certified Small Animal Massage Practitioner, a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer, and a Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant as well as a Senior Tellington TTouch practitioner for dogs, cats, and other animals. Lori is the creator of the Balance Harness, teaches workshops and presents at conferences worldwide, including ClickerExpo where she has presented on both aging dogs and fitness.

Get The Full Series ($109.95) or
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($24.95 ea.)