Waltham, MA, March 3, 2008—Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior is pleased to announce the following graduates from the Dog Trainer Program, each earning the title of Certified Training Partner:
Laura Devine of Kansas City, MO
Margaret Elliott of Ames, IA
LuAnn Keyton of Battle Ground, IN
Linda Legare of Randolph, MN
Laurie Luck of Woodbine, MD
Margaret Manson of Harrow, Ontario
Patricia McKenzie of Oak Creek, WI
Angela Eaton Snovak of Evergreen, CO
Terri P. Tepper of Barrington, IL
Laura VanArendonk Baugh of Indianapolis, IN
Kristen VanNess of Alexandria, OH
Rico Yamada of Minatoku, Tokyo
Certified Training Partners participate in an extensive education program culminating in a detailed assessment of their technical ability and hands-on skill teaching pet owners and training pet dogs. Successful candidates must complete the program, earn the equivalent of an "A" on each component of the assessment, and pledge to uphold the high standards and practices of Karen Pryor Academy.
"Our graduates are not only skilled trainers, they are excellent teachers," said Karen Pryor. "I'm proud to be able to welcome our first graduates to the growing family of KPA-Certified dog trainers nationwide."
Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior is an innovative institution committed to educating, certifying, and promoting the next generation of animal trainers. World-renowned trainer, author, and behavioral biologist Karen Pryor is a pioneer of force-free training technology. Pryor launched the Dog Trainer Program to ensure that pet owners and their dogs have access to top-tier training delivered by superlative teachers.
To see an international list of certified dog trainers visit www.greatdogtrainers.com or call 800-472-5425 to locate the trainer nearest you. For more information on Karen Pryor Academy, visit www.karenpryoracademy.com.
Aaron Clayton, President
Karen Pryor Clickertraining (KPCT)
49 River Street #3
Waltham, MA 02453
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