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If your dog has behavior issues you may have been told by your vet or someone you know that you need to see a trainer, behaviorist, behavior specialist, or vet behaviorist. But what does all that mean? Are all of these types of professions done by one person? Who should I call and how do I find out what they do?
The following information will explain the certifications that each type of training professional receives. When you are looking for someone to help you with your pet’s behavior it is up to you to take the first steps in finding the right person with the right skill set to help you with your pet.
A dog trainer does more than train dogs – they train people, too! Whether you are talking to a trainer, a dog trainer, a clicker trainer or a certified professional trainer, you should look for the following credentials and certifications to know that the professional you have chosen to work with as received the education and experience to help you teach you and your dog.
Trainers help people and their pets learn obedience and puppy socialization. Some trainers work in group class sessions, some do private lessons and many do both. Trainers should also be able to educate their clients on animal care and husbandry. Some trainers may have additional specialty skills. Many professionals that work with animal behavior have received some sort of dog training certification as well as additional certifications and education.
www.karenpryoracademy.com and www.clickertraining.comGraduates of Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Training Professional Academy where excellent technical knowledge and hands-on skills have been demonstrated. Students must complete a series of coursework and training completed with one dog throughout the entire program from start to finish. Graduates must continue their education post-graduation. Graduates are not required to re-certify.
Dallas-Fort Worth area trainers
Certified dog trainerswww.apdt.com
Certified Behavior Consultantswww.iaabc.org
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