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Reaching the Animal Mind Awarded Best Training Book of 2009

Waltham, MA, January 23, 2010—Karen Pryor Clicker Training (KPCT) today announced that Reaching the Animal Mind has been named “Best Training and Behavior Book” by the Dog Writer’s Association of America (DWAA). The award was presented to Karen Pryor at the DWAA 2010 Annual Awards Banquet in New York City, an annual event that recognizes bodies of work that reflect DWAA’s mission—to encourage quality writing about dogs as athletes, competitors and, most of all, our beloved companions.

2010 B.F. Skinner Scholarships Available for Karen Pryor Academy

Waltham, MA, January 12, 2010—Karen Pryor Academy announces the immediate availability of B.F. Skinner Memorial scholarships to Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Program.

New Veterinary Technician Behavior Scholarships Available for Karen Pryor Academy

Waltham, MA, January 12, 2010—The organizing committee for the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (AVBT) and the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (SVBT) scholarship committee a

Karen Pryor Named "Best and Brightest" by Bark Magazine

Waltham, MA, January 11, 2010—Karen Pryor Clicker Training (KPCT) today announced that Karen Pryor has been named among the “100 Best and Brightest” by Bark Magazine.

Bark’s “Best and Brightest” award honors those whose contributions have helped to reshape the world of dogs and our understanding of it. As a founder and leading proponent of positive reinforcement training, or clicker training, Karen Pryor has brought forth a worldwide movement involving new ways to communicate positively with dogs and other animals. Through her conferences, training academy and best-selling books, including her latest book Reaching the Animal Mind, Karen has changed the lives of countless animals and their caretakers in zoos, shelters, and pet-owning households.

Karen Pryor Academy Certifies New Class of Elite Trainers

Waltham, MA, November 2, 2009—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: