We are Certified!

It was a few years in the making but I finally reached my goal of becoming a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA).  As a professional I feel it's of utmost importance to be highly knowledgeable in my field.  I began my journey by attending a year-long program of study at Animal Behavior College, a well-known post-secondary vocational school.  Although I felt that earning my certificate from a highly recognized school was extremely valuable, I felt that it wasn't enough.  I wanted to be sure that my education and skills  were top-notch.  I learned of the CPDT-KA certification through my membership in the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).  In reviewing the requirements for certification, I knew that being able to fulfill those requirements would put me in a position of recognized authority in my field.  Not only does the certification require knowledge, but an equally important requirement is experience.  I would need to accumulate over 300 hours of professional training experience.  That was quite a challenge for the newbie that I was.  It was a challenge that I welcomed and devoted every spare moment to achieving.  My dedication paid off in September of 2016 when I sat for the exam and received my passing score and Certification.  For more information about the CPDT-KA certification and its requirements click here.

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