Knowing we are trained, tested, and endorsed allows you to choose Canine
Behavior Consulting with confidence.
With no licensing or mandatory educational
requirements for dog trainers, it can be difficult to determine which trainer has the most experience and knowledge to help
you with training and behavior concerns. Canine Behavior Consulting founder and trainer, Kevin Ray, is CPDT-KA certiﬁed.
The professional testing program was originally created by
the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), the largest association of dog trainers in the world. Early on, the APDT
recognized the need for certiﬁcation for its profession and the CCPDT was born.
The Certiﬁed Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed
(CPDT-KA) exam is updated annually to reﬂect changes in the industry and to assure the training methods being used
are current and reﬂect current scientiﬁc data. The CPDT-KA exam also requires proven knowledge in:
■ Instruction Skills ■ Animal Husbandry ■ Ethology
■ Learning Theory ■ Equipment
International Association of Animal
Behavior Consultants is a professional association for the field of animal behavior consulting. It is involved with the problems,
needs and changing patterns of animal-owner relationships, and helps to ensure that trained practitioners meet the public's
needs. It works tirelessly to nourish the animal-human bond. The association's members meet standards for education and training
and are held to the highest ethical standards of the profession. As professionals, IAABC members work to minimize the use
of aversive stimuli and maximize the effective use of reinforcers to modify animal behavior. Animal Behavior Consultants are
required to demonstrate competency in five core areas including assessment and intervention strategies, counseling skills,
behavioral science, knowledge of animal behavior, and species-specific knowledge in order to obtain certification through
the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
The IAABC continues to work both independently and in tandem with the CCPDT towards
accomplishing the mutual goals of legitimate standardization and credentialing in the industry. Michael Shikashio, current
president of the IAABC, feels that the IAABC and the CCPDT "are in a good sisterhood
of organizations working towards a shared goal with mutual respect for each other."
What is Victoria Stilwell
Positively Dog Training?
Stilwell Positively Dog Training is a global network of professional, like-minded trainers whose collective goal is to help
shape the future of dog training by promoting positive reinforcement methodologies. With a commitment to providing the highest
quality, humane, reward-based professional dog training practices, Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training helps the public
to better understand how the domestic dog's mind works; to communicate more effectively with their canine companions using
positive reinforcement; to foster healthier relationships between dog and owner; and to encourage responsible dog ownership.
hand-selected by Victoria.
■ Train dogs using only positive reinforcement.
■ Avoid force & outdated dominance-based methods.
■ Work personally with
Victoria and her team.
Share Victoria's ability to talk and think dog - Positively.
■ Practice the highest level of courtesy and professionalism.
you and your dog at all times.About Victoria Stilwell.
■ Share the VSPDT mission of creating healthier, more balanced relationships between
dogs and owners.
World-renowned dog trainer, best-selling author and TV personality
Victoria Stilwell is best known for her role as the star of Animal Planet's hit TV series It's Me or the Dog, through
which she is able to share her insight and passion for positive reinforcement dog training. Stilwell has been recognized with
numerous awards, including 2009 Dog Trainer of the year and a People's Choice Award nomination.