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Most Popular Dog Costumes

Are you planning on dressing up your dog, cat, or other pet for Halloween? Have you picked out or made the costume? We already have a good number of submissions for our costume contest, but there isn't one costume showing up more than others. After all your hard work getting your favorite friend ready for the fun festivities, be sure to take a picture and submit it to us. Enter the costume contest and you could win treats for your pet. All you have to do is take a picture of your pet dressed up in costume and then e-mail the picture.

KPCT Costume Contest!

Do you and your dog dress up for Halloween? Ever have a costume so cute you wish you could share with everybody else? Think your outfits are so outrageous they could win a prize? Well, while you’re preparing for Halloween, be sure to enter our Pets in Costume Contest. The winner receives—what else?—free treats! All you have to do is take a picture of your pet dressed up in costume and then costumes [at] clickertraining [dot] com (e-mail the picture). Good luck!

Lynn Martin, KPA Dog Trainer, in the Himalayas

The reach of clicker training and Karen Pryor continues to stretch globally, thanks to Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) Lynn Martin. Back in April, we received an inquiry from Ingo Schnabel, the director of the Himalaya Rescue Dog Squad Nepal (HRDSN). His organization provides search and rescue teams in the wake of natural disasters, or when people are missing. Ingo and his team had just read Don't Shoot the Dog, and were eager to introduce clicker training to their Nepalese Junior Search and Rescue Workers.

Survival: Why Reinforcement Can Determine if You Live or Die

One thing I can't get out of my own mind after reading Karen Pryor's new book, Reaching the Animal Mind, is the fascinating neuroscience about how the click follows deep physiological, non-cognitive pathways involving the amygdala. Combine this with the "seeker circuit" physiology, and you have a big part of what make the clicker training process so powerful—it's permanent and impossible to resist.

Casey Lomonaco Winner of 2009 APDT Dogwise John Fisher Essay Award

Our very own Casey Lomonaco, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) and KPCT contributor, has been awarded the APDT Dogwise John Fisher Essay Award for 2009.