Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:17:10 +0000
As Research Director for KPCT, Karen Pryor has been as involved as ever with positive rei
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 05:00:00 +0000
If you haven’t already heard the buzz about Agility Right F
Wed, 17 Feb 2010 20:36:57 +0000
Laura Monaco Torelli, a Chicago-based graduate of Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) and Animal Training and Behavioral Consultant for Niabi Zoo, made headlines this week when Quad-Cities Online featured a story on the Niabi Zoo's clicker training program. An excerpt from the article:
Mon, 15 Feb 2010 23:58:06 +0000
Karen Pryor was surrounded by heartfelt applause on Valentine's Day when she accepted an award for her latest book, Reaching the Animal Mind. The award was presented at the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) Annual Awards Banquet in New York City, which recognized the best dog-related works among 200+ nominees in more than 50 categories. Karen received a Maxwell Medallion for best training and behavior book for 2009. The DWAA award was presented to Karen on the heels of Bark Magazine's "Best & Brightest" which honored those whose contributions have helped reshape the world of dogs and our understanding of it.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:14:12 +0000
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Tue, 11 Aug 2009 16:10:27 +0000
Sat, 08 Aug 2009 23:35:12 +0000
One thing I can't get out of my own mind after reading Karen Pryor's new book, Reaching the Animal Mind, is the fascinating neuroscience about how the click follows deep physiological, non-cognitive pathways involving the amygdala. Combine this with the "seeker circuit" physiology, and you have a big part of what make the clicker training process so powerful—it's permanent and impossible to resist.
Fri, 07 Aug 2009 18:28:27 +0000
Our very own Casey Lomonaco, Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Certified Training Partner (CTP) and KPCT contributor, has been awarded the APDT Dogwise John Fisher Essay Award for 2009.
Tue, 04 Aug 2009 05:00:00 +0000
You know how well clicker training works with animals. Did you know that those extraordinary results can be replicated with humans? It’s called TAGteach—a system of marker-based positive reinforcement for teaching humans.
TAG is an acronym for Teaching with Acoustical Guidance. The focused, positive nature of this method yields immediate and stunning results that are clearly evident to teachers, students, and parents. TAG is a modified application of clicker training applied to humans, currently being used in a wide array of disciplines including corporate training, sports, classroom teaching, physical and occupational therapy, music instruction, and more. For an illustration of TAGteach in action, watch this video.
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:56:00 +0000The car picks us up at 5:30 a.m. and brings us to the studio in Times Square, where we enter via a side door. We feel very VIP-ish. A great gleaming silver freight-size elevator takes us to the studio and to our ready room. KP makes sure that Mia—our demo dog from the New York Humane Society (who arrives separately)—does not see us or stay with us. Karen does not want to get Mia all excited ("Look, the lady with the hot dogs!"). We know it’s going to be a long morning for us and for Mia.
Fri, 29 May 2009 13:52:13 +0000
We enjoyed reading a review of Reaching the Animal Mind (Karen Pryor's new book) from Diana Geurrero, an expert trainer based in Southern California who has been featured on the Today Show and NPR, among other media outlets. Here's an excerpt from Diana's review:
Thu, 14 May 2009 05:00:00 +0000
Now that Bo Obama has moved into the White House and been introduced to the world, you'd think the interest in the First Dog would subside. Instead, the interest has multiplied and spread—all the way to Bo's trainer.
Tue, 12 May 2009 20:21:36 +0000
Lori Stevens, graduate of Karen Pryor Academy, will be appearing on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams on Wednesday evening, May 13, 2009. Lori will be included in the "Making a Difference" segment for her work training service dogs for returning vets. Lori's training business, Patriot Paws, trains service dogs to assist disabled American veterans.
Congratulations, Lori! We're thrilled that your important work will reach a nationwide audience. Click!
Tue, 07 Apr 2009 20:55:34 +0000
The members of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (AVBT) and the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (SVBT) scholarship committee recently awarded Elizabeth (Liz) Drennan of Michigan the first AVBT "Faith" Scholarship to the Dog Trainer Program at Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA).
Sun, 05 Apr 2009 21:31:03 +0000
When the 2009 Canis Film Festival winners were announced at ClickerExpo in Rhode Island just over a week ago, there was lots of excitement. The online version of The Bark magazine blogged about the contest, the awards, and the winners. JoAnna Lou talks about the "just-plain-fun" the animals and trainers have together in her blog. Thanks for the nod, JoAnna!