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Karen Pryor Academy Certifies New Class of Elite Trainers

Waltham, MA, November 2, 2009—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: 

Eva Aaen, Ramona, CA
Caroline Albert, Pawlet, VT
Rebecca Anderson, Galva, IL
Lucy Bailey, St Louis, MO
Nicola Barham, Woodlawn, ON
Carolin Behrend, Woodinville, WA
Irith Bloom, Los Angeles, CA
Jayne Bower, Paso Robles, CA
Tammy Brooks, Calgary, AB, Canada
Nancy Brunswick, Albuquerque, NM
Betty Buijtels, Bergeijk, The Netherlands
Heather Conley, New York, NY
Jo Cook, Huntsville, OH
Marie Devaney, Magnolia, TX
Donna DeVoist, Chenango Forks, NY
Jill Dextrase, Calgary, AB, Canada
Laura Donaldson, Freeville, NY
Liz Drennan, Grass Lake, MI
Catherine Eaves, Columbus, MS
Anne Geser, Sisters, OR
Scotti Harvey, Bainbridge Island, WA
Lindsey Hein, Altamonte Springs, FL
Susan Herbert, Calgary, AB, Canada
Joey Iverson, Bothell, WA
Judi James, Salem, OR
Rachael Johnston, Calgary, AB, Canada
Heather Lawson, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Rebecca Lynch, Mount Juliet, TN
Louis Mande, Elkins Park, PA
Leslie Marlin, Louisville, KY
Deborah Martin, New Orleans, LA
Ilya Martinalbo, Houston, TX
Heather Martinez, Anchorage, AK
Lorraine Martinez, St Louis, MO
Jeannine May, Oregon City, OR
Michelle McDarmont, Lopez Island, WA
Barbara Miller, Kansas City, MO
Lisa Moore, Modesto, CA
Tracy Mullineaux, Baltimore, MD
Mikako Nakaoka, Takarazuka, Hyogo, Japan
Jules Nye, Severn, MD
Jena Olio, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Heidi Pennybacker, Christiansburg, VA
Nicole Perry, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Karen Phillippi, Watsonville, CA
Lisbeth Plant, Cobble Hill, BC, Canada
Shelly Powell, Danville, KY
Jayna Rabke, Colorado Springs, CO
Erin Reynolds, Seattle, WA
Alyson Zimmerman Rice, Evans Mills, NY
Lesley Richards, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Alicea Schaeffer, Franklin, IN
Adrienne Schartz, Springfield, OR
Gail Skee, Silver City, NM
Paula Splichal, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Alison Stephens, Calgary, AB, Canada
Lori Stevens, Royce City, TX
Sarah Stoycos, Wheaton, MD
Runar Tryggvason, Stokkeseyri, Iceland
April Vanburen, Edwardsburg, MI
Janet Velenovsky, Monpelier, VA
Adriane Villanueva, Seattle, WA
Barbara Walmer, Calgary, AB, Canada
Courtney Weaver, Huntsville, AL
Paula Weir, Carrollton, TX
Kelly Wilson, Quispamsis, NB, Canada
Lynn Witter, Hebron, KY
Kayla Young, Mississauga, ON, Canada

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.

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.

"Our graduates are not only skilled trainers, they are excellent teachers," said Karen Pryor. "I'm proud to be able to welcome our latest class of graduates to the growing family of Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners (KPACTP) worldwide."

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
Phone: 800-47-CLICK
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