CCPDT Certified

Working with a qualified professional can, in some cases, mean the difference between a harmonious life with your dog and having to give up your dog for re-homing or euthanasia. But the search process can be confusing. Dog training is a science, but the industry is (as yet) unregulated with no licensing requirements or regulatory oversight. This makes it difficult to know what to look for.http://www.ccpdt.org/

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International Assoc. Canine Professionals

Founded in 1999, the IACP was established to develop and promote the highest standards of professional and business practice among canine professionals. The IACP has grown to include professionals from all over the globe--encompassing every facet of the dog world. For dog owners, this site provides information and resources to help you build a strong and lasting bond with your pet. From dog training, to helping eliminate behavior problems, to pet health and care, the IACP is the web's best resource for informed dog owners. https://www.canineprofessionals.com/

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 Assoc. Professional Dog Trainers

Membership is an investment in learning and qualifications, in networking and industry recognition, and in growing your business. But more than that, APDT membership is an investment in the most unique relationship on earth – between humans and their canine companions.  https://apdt.com/

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 Animal Behavior College

Decades of training experience have been incorporated into this extremely comprehensive positive motivation-based training curriculum, which includes 7 to 21 weeks of hands-on training with an ABC-approved mentor dog trainer. This program also includes your voluntary enrollment in ABC's international dog training and adoption campaign called "Students Saving Lives." This portion of the program allows you to work in a shelter. https://www.animalbehaviorcollege.com

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American Kennel Club Evaluator

The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program is rapidly becoming recognized as the standard of behavior for dogs in our communities. Canine Good Citizen® resolutions have been passed by 47 state legislatures and the United States Senate, insurance companies are starting to use CGC® to insure breeds they would not otherwise insure, and some condominium associations around the country now require that all dogs in the complex have earned the Canine Good Citizen® award. https://www.akc.org

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