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Clicking in the USA!—Behind the Scenes at Good Morning America

The car picks us up at 5:30 a.m. and brings us to the studio in Times Square, where we enter via a side door. We feel very VIP-ish. A great gleaming silver freight-size elevator takes us to the studio and to our ready room. KP makes sure that Mia—our demo dog from the New York Humane Society (who arrives separately)—does not see us or stay with us. Karen does not want to get Mia all excited ("Look, the lady with the hot dogs!"). We know it’s going to be a long morning for us and for Mia.


Reaching the Animal Mind is reaching the community!

We enjoyed reading a review of Reaching the Animal Mind (Karen Pryor's new book) from Diana Geurrero, an expert trainer based in Southern California who has been featured on the Today Show and NPR, among other media outlets. Here's an excerpt from Diana's review:

Who Trained Bo?

Now that Bo Obama has moved into the White House and been introduced to the world, you'd think the interest in the First Dog would subside. Instead, the interest has multiplied and spread—all the way to Bo's trainer.

Don't miss Karen Pryor Academy grad on NBC Nightly News, May 13!

Lori Stevens, graduate of Karen Pryor Academy, will be appearing on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams on Wednesday evening, May 13, 2009. Lori will be included in the "Making a Difference" segment for her work training service dogs for returning vets. Lori's training business, Patriot Paws, trains service dogs to assist disabled American veterans.

Congratulations, Lori! We're thrilled that your important work will reach a nationwide audience. Click!



Liz Drennan Receives First "Faith" Scholarship to Karen Pryor Academy

The members of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (AVBT) and the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (SVBT) scholarship committee recently awarded Elizabeth (Liz) Drennan of Michigan the first AVBT "Faith" Scholarship to the Dog Trainer Program at Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA).