The Dog Training industry lacks regulation. Anyone can “claim” to be a professional trainer with absolutely no education or proper experience. I am pleased to share my most recent designation as a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed! To obtain this certification, I had to provide references, attest to over 300 hours of training experience and pass a rigorous written exam that focused on the standards of dog training, learning theory, instructional skills, husbandry, ethology and other scientific principals.
Each of my three certifications (CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP & Fear Free CP) require ongoing professional development which keeps me well educated and applying the most current scientific and best-practice techniques. In addition, each of these certifications also require attestation of a standard of practice and code of ethics – something I am very proud of working in a town where they are many adverse training methods available for dog pawrents.
I am proud to train humane!