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Lisa Sickles, CPDT-KA CDBC
P.O. Box 2379
Englewood, Co 80150-2379
(303) 619-8013
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Why choose a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant?

apdt logo prof webThe Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education.

They were 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. They have since become a member-driven organization producing educational conferences in locations throughout the United States. Our annual conference has grown from 250 participants a few years ago to 1500 participants.

Certified Professional Dog Trainer-www.ccpdt.org

cpdt-ka-logo-webYou care about your dog. You want a positive experience for both you and your four-footed friend.  Whether you are looking for a training class or private training, you are looking for a high-quality, safe and effective training experience.

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 for you and your dog.

Certified Professional Dog Trainers have earned their 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.

Certified Dog Behavior Consultant-www.iaabc.org

iaabc-webTo be a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through IAABC, applicants are assessed for knowledge in the five core areas of competency, as well as character and ethics and contributions to the field of animal behavior consulting.   The five core areas are: Assessment and Intervention Strategies, Counseling Skills and Social Systems Assessment, Behavioral Science, General Knowledge of Animal Behavior and Species-Specific Knowledge.