Karen Pryor Academy Certifies New Class of Elite Trainers

October 22, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Waltham, MA, October 22, 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:
- Sheila Allen, Centennial, CO;
- Nan Arthur, El Cajon, CA;
- Jennifer Bradley, Newhall, CA;
- Megan Cruz, Milwaukie, OR;
- Nancy Driver, Minneapolis, MN;
- Leanne Falkingham, Odessa, NY;
- Jane Fallander, Saint Paul, MN;
- Katherine Ferger, Queensville, ON, Canada;
- Margaret (Peggy) Gibson, Elberson, PA;
- Vicki (Wei-Ching) Huang, Taipei, Taiwan, China;
- Shelli Kizner, Davisburg, MI;
- Nuvi Levi, Beit Zayit, Israel;
- Ryan (Shih Min) Lin, Taipei, Taiwan, China;
- Casey Lomonaco, Binghamton, NY;
- Judy Luther, Eureka, MO;
- Lynn (Lynda) Martin, Scio, OR;
- Laura Monaco Torelli, Chicago, IL;
- Noga Ronen, Tel Aviv, Israel;
- Marcia Siderow, Chatsworth, CA;
- Bill Stavers, Los Angeles, CA;
- Doug Stroud, Centreville, VA;
- Abbie Tamber, Oxford, NY;
- Christina von Pfaler, Borga, Ostra - Nyland, Finland;
- Christina Waggoner, Huntington Beach, CA;
- Vivian Wong, Tai Wai, NT, Hong Kong.

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 latest class of graduates to the growing family of Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partners (KPACTP) worldwide."

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