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Karen Pryor Academy Certifies New Class of Elite Trainers

Waltham, MA, April 28, 2010Karen 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:

Caroline Spark, Portland, OR
Jamie Ellsworth, Friday Harbor, WA
Marion Weiner, Brooklyn, NY
Russell Hollier, Slaterville Springs, NY
Sandy Dain, Kirkland, WA
Ann Potter, Manor, TX
Devi Stewart, Huffman, TX
Kay Elliott, Petaluma, CA
Mary Kay Hasseman, Tomball, TX
Megan Langston, Dallas, TX
Sarah Owings, Los Angeles, CA
Stephanie Tagtow, Pearland, TX
Beth Gresch, Warren, RI
Bridget Desroches, Groton, MA
Christine Danker, Slingerlands, NY
Jean McCord, Stow, MA
Sue Rivers, Enfield, CT
Leah Snow, Foxboro, MA
Ann Clements, Memphis, TN
Crystal Saling, Tucson, AZ
Juanita Gandara, Hereford, AZ
Karen Kaua, Murphys, CA
Scarlett McKinley, Modesto, CA
Tammie Cohen, Modesto, CA
Genie McFall, Lexington, KY
Stacey Shaw, Orangeville, ON
Jamie Bozzi, San Diego, CA
Clyde Thatcher, Indianapolis, IN
Colleen Koch DVM, Chapin, IL
Kelli Stropes, Trafalgar, IN
Lucinda Ludwig, Dubuque, IA
Terry VanHook, Jeffersonville, IN
Valerie Hagley, Pataskala, OH
Vicki Palmore, Franklin, IN
Andre Yeu, Toronto, ON
Audrey Cunningham, Williamsport, PA
Ellen Tully, Norwalk, CT
Jeff Levenson, New York, NY

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 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.

Julie Gordon
Karen Pryor Clickertraining (KPCT)
49 River Street #3
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 800-47-CLICK
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