CPDT-KA: Certified Professional Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed
When you choose a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, you can be confident that you are working with a professional who has the knowledge and expertise to make your investment in dog training safe, effective, and even fun! Certified Professional Dog Trainers have dog training skills as well as instructor skills to enhance the experience and success for you and your pet dog.
Certified Professional Dog Trainers have earned this credential by demonstrating their knowledge and experience in dog training. A Certified Professional Dog Trainer stays informed of current knowledge in the field and is familiar with the latest, most effective training techniques and equipment. A Certified Professional Dog Trainer adheres to a strict Code of Ethics.
The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers is committed to maintaining rigorous testing and recertification systems to provide dog owners with information to help them make an informed choice when selecting a dog trainer.
CCPDT Trainers - Trainers of Distinction
Because you care about your dog, you want to be confident that you are working with a professional who has the knowledge and expertise to make your investment in dog training safe, effective and FUN! Certified Professional Dog Trainers have dog training skills as well as instructor skills to enhance the training experience for you and your canine companion.
pCBATI, provisional Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor
BAT stands for Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor. Behavior Adjustment Training, or BAT, rehabilitates dog reactivity by looking at why the dog is reactive and helping him or her meet his needs in other ways. In a nutshell, BAT is a dog-friendly application of ‘functional analysis’ that gives the dogs a chance to learn to control their own comfort level through peaceful means. It’s very empowering to your dog, in a good way.
Certified BAT Instructors have met all of the requirements for certification, including passing a rigorous written and practical exam. Full certification (CBATI) requires logging over 200 hours of training experience with clients. Provisional certification (pCBATI) is for trainers who have passed the exams, but have not yet logged the hours. Click for more info on certification.
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Vivian Zottola, CPDT-KA
Boston K9 Concierge
202 K Street, Unit 1
South Boston, MA 02127
APDT Professional Member
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.
The APDT was founded in 1993 by Ian Dunbar DVM, Ph.D. as a forum for trainers to associate with one another and to discuss topics of mutual interest. Our membership consists of dog trainers throughout the United States and around the world. Our members include world renowned speakers and authors, veterinarians, dog trainers, dog club members, humane society personnel and service dog trainers. Our international members are from 26 different countries.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
Family Paws Parent Education
Vivian is a Licensed Presenter specializing in child-dog interactions. As a highly qualified professional she is licensed to present the authorized Dogs & Storks® and the Dog & Baby Connection™ programs and offers a variety of services related to dogs and children.
CDE, Certified Dognition Evaluator
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