Dog trainers & behaviorists


Emily Larlham runs the dog training business Dogmantics, based in San Diego, California.

She is very well known around the world for her popular Youtube channel Kikopup, where she regularly posts free dog training videos in the belief that information should be free to everyone.

Emily invented the term 'Progressive Reinforcement Training' to describe an ethical way of training animals that involves no form of physical or psychological intimidation. She has conducted seminars on Progressive Reinforcement Training in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia.

She began her career as an animal caregiver at a shelter where she took care of all types of dogs and raised rooms full of puppies. She apprenticed with her mentor Kyle Rayon for 5 years, learning from and working with thousands of shelter dogs.

Emily combines an artistic background with her training skills to invent creative, fast and reliable ways to solve problem behaviors as well as to train complex behaviors and tricks. Her motto is ‘Dogs are the best teachers’.

Watch Emily's videos on Dog Coach Videos

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