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Karen Pryor Academy Announces 2010 Graduates

Waltham, MA, February 11, 2011—Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA) is pleased to announce the 2010 graduates from the Dog Trainer Program, each earning the title of KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP). The 109 graduates join 241 graduates worldwide, representing 39 states in the U.S. and 15 countries.

Founded by world-renowned trainer, author, and behavioral biologist Karen Pryor, a pioneer of force-free animal training methods, the KPA dog training program offers the best force-free training education available.  Graduates participate in an extensive education program culminating in a detailed assessment of their technical ability and hands-on skill teaching pet owners and training dogs. Graduates of the program have demonstrated a high level of expertise and understanding of scientifically based positive reinforcement training methods as well as the capacity to create a positive and safe learning experience for both the animal and owner.

“We are thrilled to welcome the next generation of KPA CTPs,” said Karen Pryor. “Our CTPs have demonstrated a level of excellence as both great trainers and exceptional teachers, setting a higher standard for what people can expect from a dog training program. We are proud to welcome them to our community of trainers and support them as they make continue to make a difference in the lives of dogs and their families.”

Genie McFall, Lexington, KY
Stacey Shaw, Orangeville, ON
Jamie Bozzi, San Diego, CA
Valerie Hagley, Pataskala, OH
Dan Hervey, Auburn, IN
Colleen Koch, Chapin, IL
Lucinda Ludwig, Dubuque, IA
Vicki Palmore, Franklin, IN
Kelli Stropes, Trafalgar, IN
Clyde Thatcher, Indianapolis, IN
Terry VanHook, Jeffersonville, IN
Audrey Cunningham, Williamsport, PA
Jeff Levenson, New Yor, NY
Ellen Tully, Norwalk, CT
Andre Yeu, Toronto, ON
Jacquie Bourdon, Courtenay, BC
Julie Sharp, Seattle WA
Cheryl Mamiya, Puyallup, WA
Hallie McGee, Bellingham, WA
Joy Thompson, Oak Harbor, WA
Noeline Cassettari, New South Wales, Australia
Jelena Gacesa Kallay, Zagreb, Croatia
Chao-Hsung Hsu, Taipei County, Taiwan
Tineke Taeymans, Limburg, Belgium
Ori Tepper, Tel Aviv, Israel
Tse-Yu Yang, Taichung City, Taiwan
Teoti Anderson, Lexington, SC
Hannah Branigan, Creedmoor, NC
Melanie Brittain, Douglasville, GA
Brad Waggoner, Murphy, NC
Adrienne Dowd, Worcester, MA
Ann Golding, Sandwich, MA
Sandra Griffith, New York, NY
Amber Hall, Bedford, NY
Rachel Kagan, Newton, MA
Imbi Kiss, West Barnstable, MA
Katherine Ostiguy, Randolph, MA
Jen Bronridge, San Diego, CA
Jeff Levenson, New York, NY
Tracy Buck, Foristell, MO
Sarah Hoth, St Louis, MO
Lara Mahr, Marcellus, MI
Julie Harshaw, Virginia Beach, VA
Audrey Cunningham, Williamsport, PA
Elizabeth Mullen, Garrett, MD
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
Amy Sharkey, Bothell, WA

Dearing English, Del Mar, CA
Aaron Hill, Santa Monica, cA
Maya Seaman, Cardiff, CA
Lola Carey, Salem, OR
Lorraine Chadwick, Endwell, NY
Patrick Danforth, Evan Mills, NY
Mary Penny, Lancaster, NY
Shelly Brouwer, Boulder, CO
Amy Creaven, Golden, CO
Mary Flanderka, Cheyenne, WY
Jennifer Gfeller, Junction City, KS
Leslie McGill, Longmont, CO
Lindsay Wood, Boulder, CO
Dawn Gilkison, Corbett, OR
Kathleen Haggerty, South Portland, ME
Gretchen Icenogle, Portland, OR
Shannon Finch, Stanwood, WA
Addy Lerner, Santa Ana, CA
Julia Caruso, Milford, MA
Sue Cole, Tacoma, WA
Diane Gibbons, West Chserfield, NH
Lori Gwyr, Framingham, MA
Stacie Oehlerich, Turnwater, WA
Ursula Pettyjohn, Olympia, WA
Sarah Power, Ayer, MA
Rhonda Voss, Hollis, NH
Robyn Walters, Boise, ID
Brad Feliciano, Manila, Phillippines
Ya Hsuan Weng, Taipei, Taiwan
Foster Wong, N.T., Hong Kong
Ilan Frumkin, Israel
Anna Grossman, Brooklyn, NY
Mirkka Koivusalo, Toronto, ON
Debra Ross, Wainfleet, ON
Ellen Tully, Norwalk, CT
Andre Yeu, Toronto, ON
Lena Skov, Akron, OH
Dixie Tenny, St Louis, MO
Cinder Wilkinson-Kenner, Clayton, MO
Paula Benton, San Francisco, CA
Shelly Keel, Magalia, CA
Cindy Rich, Chico, CA
Robin Barber, Fort Worth, TX
Traci Betts, Azle, TX
Maureen Carter, Trumansburg, NJ
Terri Elkins, Forth Worth, TX
Barb Gadola, Keller, TX
Lisa Jonassen, Cortlandt Manor, NY
Lori Shah, Somerset, NJ
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
Terry VanHook, Jeffersonville, IN
Valerie Hagley,  Pataskala, OH
Vicki Palmore, Franklin, IN

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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