We know choosing a dog trainer can feel like an overwhelming and confusing task. Your dog is family, and you want to feel confident that whomever you choose will treat you and your dog with kindness and respect, while also providing you with practical, effective behavior solutions.
Instinct trainers and behavior consultants may hold any of these approved certifications.
If a trainer has the requisite experience and knowledge, they may be hired as an Instinct Trainer while working toward any of these certifications. Certification must be obtained within 1 year of the trainer’s hire date.
Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (www.ccpdt.org):
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (www.iaabc.org):
Karen Pryor Academy (www.karenpryoracademy.com)
In addition to holding reputable industry certifications, Instinct trainers and behavior consultants participate in ongoing internal continuing education programs. They have access to our Instinct Behavior Leadership Panel, comprised of board-certified veterinary behaviorists and certified dog behavior consultants, to provide help and guidance with especially complex and challenging cases. Instinct trainers work in a supportive team environment, where knowledge-sharing and group brainstorms are encouraged. At Instinct, you and your pup have access to a whole team of professionals who are committed to finding just the right recommendations and solutions for you and your dog.