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From Australia to Israel, International Dog Trainers Fly to USA to Learn the Karen Pryor Way

Waltham, MA, February 12, 2008—Karen Pryor Academy announces the launch of the international version of its Dog Trainer Program, specifically designed for dog trainers living outside North America who are looking for education and certification from world-renowned trainer, author, and behavioral biologist Karen Pryor, a pioneer of force-free training technology. The first class of International students hails from Hong Kong, Australia, Israel, Taiwan, and Finland. Applications are now being accepted for the second course, which begins in January 2009.

Top Animal Trainers Teach Trade Secrets to Everyone

ClickerExpo announces the 2008 season of its highly popular conference series for animal trainers at every level, from new dog owners to professional zookeepers. If you've ever wanted to know how trainers bond with orca whales, teach sea lions to play soccer, or train a dog to lie down quietly outside the local coffee shop while they sip a cup of java inside, then ClickerExpo is for you.

Dog Training Pioneer Karen Pryor Launches Nationwide Academy

Waltham, MA, June 5, 2007—Karen Pryor, CEO of Karen Pryor Clickertraining (KPCT) and author of Don't Shoot the Dog, announced Karen Pryor Academy, an innovative institution committed to educating, certifying, and promoting the next generation of dog trainers.

Novice Filmmaker is Top Dog at Canis Film Festival!

Waltham, MA, April 1, 2007—A novice filmmaker, Laura VanArendonk Baugh, won Grand Prize at the first-ever Canis Film Festival, a contest designed by Karen Pryor Clickertraining (KPCT) to showcase innovative animal-training videos. This unique festival focuses on short films of seven minutes or fewer that educate animal owners and professionals about the power of training based on the science of operant conditioning.

Will This Dog Hunt? Positively. A New Outdoorsman's Guide

For many outdoor enthusiasts and dog owners, hunting for sport or competing in field trials looks like a fun activity to enjoy with their dogs-but the traditional techniques for training great "gun dogs" involve shock collars, ear pinching, and other force-based methods, which can turn off even the most macho enthusiasts. But what if those methods weren't needed?