Dog Trainer Certification

The only certified dog trainer within 50 miles of Oxford MS is Niki Tudge with The DogSmith. The APDT members list describes what a certified dog trainer is....

As a way of recognizing our members who have demonstrated their professionalism by attaining certification and as encouragement to those who have yet to do so, the APDT has established a "Professional Member" classification.

Professional Membership is only available to members who have earned related certification(s) from an approved organization that is recognized by the APDT Board of Directors. At present, this list includes seven approved designations from five different organizations. The list below will be reviewed by the APDT Board at least once a year and designations will be added or deleted as appropriate.

Remember, you must possess at least one of the certifications below in order for your APDT Professional Membership to be approved.

Professional Designation Approved Organization
CPDT-KA - Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
ACAAB - Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists Animal Behavior Society
CAAB - Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist Animal Behavior Society
CABC - Certified Animal Behavior Consultant International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
CDBC - Certified Dog Behavior Consultant International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
CCAB - Certified Clinical Behavior Consultant International Association for the Study of Animal Behavior
DACVB – Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

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