It is important that dog trainers and puppy classes use reward-based, humane training techniques – with an emphasis on socialization and positive reinforcement.
We recommend only using a trainer with CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed) credentials. This means they have taken a national exam proving they are educated in the science of how dogs learn.
Dog training is a widely unregulated profession, which is why finding a credentialed trainer is so important.
We do not recommend trainers who use prong and shock collars.
We do not recommend trainers who use terminology such as dominance, alpha, pack leader, etc.
Dog Crazy Lady – Tanzi Leary, PMCT, CPDT-KA
Adventure Dogs Academy - Laurie Corak, CPDT-KA, FFCP
Pawsitive Behavior Solutions - Rachel Ash, CTC, CPDT-KA
Polite Pooches – Kathy Forthman, CPDT-KA
Baltimore K9 Tutors - Hannah Sigel - IAABC-ADT, AKC CGC, Fear Free Certified
Canine Lifestyle Academy - Meghan Burton, CPDT-KA
Oscar Winning Behavior – Aime Glasgow, CDBC, IAABC-ADT, CSAT, FSG-I