Emily Larlham is a dog trainer based in San Diego, California who shares her life with 5 heart dogs Splash, Halo, Tug, Kiko and Wish. She is known around the world for her Youtube Channel ‘Kikopup’ where she has posted over 350 free in-depth dog training tutorials.

Emily’s mission is to spread the word around the world about how to teach without the use of physical or psychological intimidation. She created the term ‘Progressive Reinforcement Training’ and wrote the ‘Progressive Reinforcement Training Manifesto’ to describe this compassionate way of training in detail. She believes that this way of training will not only effect how people treat animals but also how people treat other human beings. She has been invited to conduct seminars on the techniques for training dogs without intimidation in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia. She has also spoken at conferences such as the PPG Summit, Clicker Expo, Clicker Expo Europe, APDT Australia and the Art and Science of Animal Training Conference.