Sarah-Jane will be writing her Certified Pet Dog
Trainer (CPDT) exam in Septermber of 2008. The CPDT certification
process, is internationally recognized and encourages continuing
education and humane training methods.
You Should Choose a Certified Pet Dog Trainer
In order to qualify as as a CPDT, one must:
- Have at least 300 hours experience in dog
training within the last five years. Two hundred
twenty-five (225) hours or 75% of experience
must be actual teaching hours (group class,
private lessons) as a ‘Head Trainer’ or
Instructor. Seventy-five (75) hours or 25% of
experience can be in other related areas such as
working with shelter animals, assisting in
classes, working as a veterinarian technician or
grooming (bather position not applicable).
- One reference from each of the following:
- Signing and filing the
CCPDT Code of Ethics.
completion of the CPDT exam
In order to maintain the CPDT status, one must: