Karen Pryor Academy

Karen Pryor is the founder of using clickers as tools for positive reinforcement based training. Her Academy is an extensive program for teaching reinforcement training methods to trainers. 

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A Sound Beginning Program

A Sound Beginning has a network of highly qualified positive reinforcement trainers who specialize in science-based training methods to help with many behavioral issues throughout the Chicagoland area.

Phone: 630-776-8197


Animal Behavior Training Concepts

Laura Monaco Torelli is certified by and faculty for the Karen Pryor Academy,  located in Chicago, IL.  

Phone: 815-353-0014


Dog Training by Kiki Yablon

Kiki Yablon is certified by the Karen Pryor Academy.  She does in-home training in Chicago, IL, and teaches group classes for Animal Behavior Training Concepts. 

Phone: 773-639-2275


The Cultivated Canine

Terri Tepper is certified by the Karen Pryor Academy. She is located in Barrington, IL.

Phone: 847-567-2118 


Pet Harmony Pet Training

Allie Bender, CDBC, CPDT-KA, SBA is a certified dog behavior consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and offers training services in the Western Chicago suburbs.

Phone: 630-484-1791


Steve Frost

Steve Frost is certified by the Karen Pryor Academy and offers in-home training throughout the Chicagoland area with the A Sound Beginning Program.

You can schedule Steve through A Sound Beginning Program.


Blue Line Dog Training

Charmaine Anthony, CPDT-KA, CBATI, is certified by the Karen Pryor Academy, and offers in-home     training in Chicago and the Western suburbs.

Phone: 708.491.9371