Erica Kendzora KPA-CTP


My whole life I have been surrounded by animals. I grew up with dogs, parrots, turtles, a ferret, even ducks. I went to the University of Illinois, majored in Animal Science and through that program I found an internship at DuPage County Animal Care and Control. That is when everything fell into place and I realized I wanted to work with and help shelter animals.

I got involved in training because I wanted to enrich the lives of the shelter animals while they were in my care. I began to realize all these dogs coming into the shelter really started to come out of their shells with positive reinforcement training. Using the clicker they become excited for training and it also provided the mental stimulation they lacked.

The book "Adopting a Dog? Start off right with ... A Sound Beginning" and the class - Path To Success - are exactly the tools new owners need when adopting a dog. Learning about canine communication and body language is so important in helping in the adjustment to the new home and making it stress-free. Support after adoption is essential to help keep that dog forever home. I am excited and honored to be a part of this program!
  • Certified Training Partner through the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behavior
  • Member of the APDT: Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Private Trainer

Get the Book

Whether you’ve adopted OR got your dog from a breeder, etc., the resources within this book will provide insight into behavior to prevent problems and begin a sound future.

Quick Start Package

Would you like to know more about your dog? Would you like to prevent mistakes and create a positive training plan? Check out our Intro to Training (Virtual) class for free.

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In-Home Training

For those who prefer personalized training in the comfort of your home, we offer several options with our experienced behavioral training affiliates using only humane, science-based methods.

Modular Classes

Make a sound investment for a lifetime of happiness. CLASSES are available IN-PERSON (Chicagoland) or VIRTUAL (anywhere) --- OR --- you can mix & match on your Path to Success.