Certifications & Education

CCPDT Dog Trainer Certification

CCPDT Dog Trainer Certification

The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), established in 2001, is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. The CCPDT is the leader in the development of rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices.

The CPDT-KA exam consists of 250 multiple-choice questions. The exam is given at computer-based testing facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about the examination.

Eligibility For CPDT- KA

Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) measures a broad range of knowledge and skills in ethology, learning theory, dog training technique, and instruction.

  1. A minimum of 300 hours’ experience in dog training within the last 3 years.

  2. Provide a signed attestation statement from a CCPDT certificant or a veterinarian

  3. Sign and file our Code of Ethics

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CCPDT Dog Trainer Certification

CCPDT Canine Behavior Consultant Certification

The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), established in 2001, is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. The CCPDT is the leader in the development of rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices.

The CBCC-KA exam consists of 180 multiple-choice questions. The exam is given at computer-based testing facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Learn more about the examination.

Eligibility For CPDT- KA

  1. A minimum of 300 hours’ experience in canine behavior counseling (on fear, phobias, compulsive behaviors, anxiety, and aggression) within the last 3 years.

  2. Provide a signed attestation statement from a CCPDT certificant or a veterinarian

  3. Sign and file our Code of Ethics

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Do More With Your Dog - Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Certified Trick Dog Instructor

Through Do More With Your Dog
 

Do More With Your Dog!®, as the official sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of Dog Tricks, has established guidelines for instructor certification in order to ensure that standards of excellence are met when teaching the sport.

Application is open to anyone interested in promoting, teaching or training dog tricks.

Once you receive the instructional materials packet, study it at your own pace. When you are ready, submit the video and online exam— at no cost. (Exam examples shown near the bottom of this page). With a passing grade, you become a fully certified CTDI!

If the applicant does not qualify for certification, he or she may re-submit a test every two months at no additional cost (but think positive… you can do it!)

Other criteria: In addition to submitting the online and video exams, you must also agree to abide by a Code of Conduct (detailed at the bottom of this page). Before becoming fully certified, applicant must earn an "Intermediate Trick Dog" title on his/her own dog. (You can order your CTDI pack before you have earned your ITD title.)

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