The trainer


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Emily Larlham is an internationally renowned dog trainer and artist who resides in in San Diego, California and Eslov, Sweden.

Emily combines her artistic background and training skills to come up with creative, fast and reliable ways of training and modifying behaviors.  Her passion is using Progressive Reinforcement Training to solve behavior problems in dogs as well as teaching highly complex behaviors and tricks.  Progressive Reinforcement Training is a term created by Emily Larlham to describe a non-violent way of training animals that involves no forms of physical or psychological intimidation.
View the Progressive Reinforcement Manifesto by following this link. 

Emily Larlham runs the dog training business Dogmantics. She is well known around the world for her popular Youtube channel ‘Kikopup’ where over 200 in-depth dog training tutorials are posted with the intent that humane training information should be free to everyone.  Emily has conducted seminars 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 then started her own business Dogmantics in 2009.
Visit Emily’s youtube website for a large library of free dog training videos

Services: Private lessons and International seminars.

Specializing in: behavior modification for shy/reactive dogs, toy dog issues, working and herding dog issues, canine freestyle, obedience and advanced trick training.

For more information about private lessons contact Emily Larlham at:, or for International seminars contact Thank you!