Certificates and Accreditation
CPDT-KA Certified since 2013
The CCPDT is committed to promoting and upholding ethical practices in the dog training profession.
Members of the public trust dog training professionals with the behavioral health of their companion dogs, and this means we take on a special obligation to operate ethically. Each of us sets an example for the public and for other dog training professionals through our adherence to high standards of excellence, professionalism, and ethical conduct.
The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) exists to be the industry leader in defining and maintaining competency in the canine training and behavior profession.
APDT Member since 2013
The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, APDT, is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.
AKC - Good Citizen Evaluator since 2013
Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs, The AKC's Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, "CGC" after their names.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Instructor since 2013
When you complete a basic training class (taught by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator) with your puppy (up to 1 year old) your puppy is eligible to be enrolled in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.
You'll attend any puppy or basic training class at least 6 weeks. Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you'll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.
IMATA - Member since 2000
The International Marine Animal Trainers' Association is dedicated to advancing the humane care and handling of marine animals by fostering communication between professionals that serve marine animal science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education.