Dog training is an unregulated industry. There are no licensing requirements nor is there regulatory oversight—anyone can hang out a dog trainer shingle. How, then, do dog owners go about making certain that they are choosing a professional trainer who has met strict education and experience requirements? One way is to look for independent certification.
Passed several rigorous exams that tested my dog-training skills and knowledge
Signed a strict Code of Ethics for my personal and business conduct
A proven commitment to continuing education and professional development
A proven commitment to enhancing the dog training profession
What Is The CCPDT?
The CCPDT is an independent, nonprofit credentialing organization. Its sole purpose is to assess, test, and evaluate dog training and behavior professionals through a set of standardized tests—the organization is not affiliated with any outside interests or schools of thought.
Thousands of dog trainers worldwide maintain the CCPDT’s certifications to demonstrate their mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices. Learn more about the CCPDT.
13 years’ experience, Expert dog trainer, Certified by the CCPDT. Gentle, dog-friendly methods, President for CCPDT