The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) is the leading independent testing and certification resource for dog training and behavior professionals. They set the global standard for the development of rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices. They are a private, not-for-profit organization. Trainers must complete 300+ hours of training prior to sitting for the certification exam.
The Pet Professional Guild was established in 2012. PPG partners, members, and affiliates commit to focusing on each pet’s physical, mental, environmental and nutritional well-being adhering to a holistic approach to the care and training of family pets. The Pet Professional Guild is leading the way in science-based force-free dog training!
Founded in 1998 by Mr. Steven Appelbaum, Animal Behavior College is a national US certification program for dog trainers. Study includes learning theory, training fundamentals, safety, shelter practicum and an externship with a local ABC mentor trainer.
Fear Free Pets teaches professionals working with pets in a veterinary and/or grooming capacity to reduce stress and use positive reinforcement it make their visits better. Happy pets make consistent care possible. I have completed the Trainer Certification to support Fear-Free certified veterinary offices and groomers in our community.
Dogbiz started in 2003, founded by Veronica Boutelle and Gina Phairas. Veronica and Gina’s desire to help professionals working with pets succeed has helped dogbiz grow to what it is today. As a Field Trip Coach, I help Dog Walking Academy students complete their program and apply their skills in a safe and humane way.