Dog trainers can become certified through Animal Behavior College

In my experience, this description " is a generic term for any professional who works towards modifying and managing the behaviour of dogs and behaviour problems such as aggression, separation anxiety, fears and phobias and obsessive compulsive behaviors." (which was just removed in favor of "the difference between a trainer and behaviorist is academic qualification") is a much more accurate one. It might be true that one or two organizations are attempting to come up with a standard that requires someone to have a degree in veterniary medicine to become certified through their organization, but most dog behaviorists whom I have encountered are far and above the standard dog trainer in their ability to solve problems with dogs, and not all of them have a special college degree; by far the largest component of a good dog behaviorist is experience.

The requirements to become an Associated Certified Dog Behavior Consultant of the IAABC include the following areas:

Animal Behavior College offers courses of study that prepare graduates for success in three animal professional vocations. At ABC you can become a professional dog trainer, dog groomer or a veterinary assistant. All three programs combine in-home study with a hands on portion called an externship. The externship allows students to work with some of the most talented dog trainers, groomers and veterinary hospitals in the industry. This allows working adults the opportunity to pursue the career of their dreams without having to relocate and quit their jobs to take our courses.
We have students in all 50 states and every Canadian province.
For information on our dog trainer course please go to;
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ABC also offers a number of short term programs. These include; Training Shelter Dogs, The Art of Selling and Teaching Private Lessons, Pet Sitting and Dog Walking, Pet Nutrition and Diet and more. For information about these and other short term programs, please go to;

Become a Certified Dog Trainer in Montana - Animal Behavior College

The choices for becoming a certified dog trainer are prevalent, with many options available to animal behaviorists of all education levels. I've removed some things like "hence behaviourist who are mobile and often far more effective than office bound practices" which is a blanket statement that I doubt can be proven; they might be more effective for certain types of issues, but for other types of issues someone who has an offsite working location or office might be far more effective. I've removed specific names from the body of the article because it's not clear that they are anything like typical behaviorists or trainers--they seem to be mostly TV personalities, which might be worth something but not a primary mention as examples of typical dog behaviorists. Note that I added links that have nothing to do with specific organizations to get outside opinions, please don't do blanket reverts like that. I did connect with a humane society behaviorist who said that academic background is important in becoming a behaviorist, but I'm sure that there are individuals who don't work for the SPCA or Humane Society who call themselves behaviorists anyway. Still, browsing as many humane society type links as I could find and job descriptions, they all seem to want specific training and certification. The article needs to reflect this and I have attempted to do so. | 20:21, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Become a Certified Dog Trainer in Virginia - Animal Behavior College

play an important role in the community. They teach dogs proper behavior, such as good house manners. Dogs that learn to obey commands make it easier for pet owners to communicate with their canines. As a result, dogs and pet owners are happier. You can become a through .

Become a Certified Dog Trainer in Colorado - Animal Behavior College