Waltham, MA, April 18, 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:
- Rachel Agent, Seattle, WA
- Megan Cruz, Milwaukie, OR
- Daniel De La Rosa, Franklin Lakes, NJ
- Alice Hewes, Arlington, OR
- Karen Mielke, Statesville, NC
- Grisha Stewart, Seattle, WA
- Sioux Strong, Sandy, OR
- Sharron Sheppard, Murfreesboro, TN
- Van Sturgeon, Ravenel, SC
- Andrew Turner, Bloomfield Kings County, New Brunswick, 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 next graduates to the growing family of KPA-Certified dog trainers nationwide."
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