August 2008

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.

Read Why 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:
    • Veterinarian
    • Client
    • Colleague
  • Signing and filing the CCPDT Code of Ethics.
  • Successful completion of the CPDT exam

In order to maintain the CPDT status, one must:

  • provide proof of continuing education (earning a minimum of 36 CEUs), submit one CPDT examination question, and sign the CCPDT Code of Ethics