These days it is very easy for a dog-person to consider themselves a Dog Trainer, and even market themselves as one. Ensure you do your dog training credentials research and work with a Certified Professional when dealing with behaviour modification or Dog Training support.
See below a description of Annika’s dog training credentials as well as memberships.
CPDT designation means Annika’s programs are based on humane training practices and the latest scientific knowledge about dog training. Annika’s training methods are supported by an extensive education and examination process. With many dog industry professionals in Vancouver, there are actually only 15 CPTA-KA’s in Metro Vancouver, under 40 in all of British Columbia, and approximately 120 across Canada.
Every Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP) is a graduate of the KPA Dog Trainer Professional program and has demonstrated excellent technical knowledge and hands-on skills in positive teaching and training. A KPA-CTP is a trainer you and your pets can count on.
Dogma is the leading Dog Training Facility in Calgary, Alberta. Dogma’s Certified Behaviour Consultant (DCBC) course it is an extensive hands-on, 16 month Apprenticeship program. Through the DCBC course, trainers gain the knowledge and skills required to safely manage and work with difficult or dangerous dogs, modify behaviour, as well as how to effectively teach people how to train their dogs. Annika was hired as a Dogma Professional Trainer after completing the program.
The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is a professional organization of individual trainers who are committed to becoming better trainers through education. Annika is an active member of this organization and aims to continue to learn & offer her clients the most innovative training concepts.