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Go for It - Pursue Certification Through the CCPDT

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Date: October 08, 2009

Author: Mary Green

October 9, 2009 - I can scarcely believe that this time next week we will be immersed in the Symposium on Fear & Anxiety.  The presenting panel will no doubt deliver useful resources and insightful theories about every aspect of the subject.  The symposium format, introduced last year with the Play Symposium, was one of the highlights for me of last year’s conference.

This will be my sixth consecutive APDT conference.  Each year, my anticipation builds with each announcement – speakers, registration – and finally the long awaited Agenda!   I spend many idle moments (which I really don’t have) poring over the schedule; deciding what sessions to attend – eagerly awaiting new offerings from favorite presenters, and iconic dog trainers.

Are you torn about which sessions to attend?  Take a look at the Trainer Development Track.  Ian Dunbar, Kathy Sdao, Trish King and many more experts presenting fabulous information!   This track is designed for pet professionals, for those who would like to brush up on foundation skills and add more positive methods to their training, and for anyone preparing to take the CPDT Exam or those new to the field.

Do you want to learn more about the CCPDT?  Visit the booth in the Exhibit Hall.  Board Members and other CPDT-KAs will be on hand to talk about the exciting advances in the certification program.

The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) endorses
the concept of voluntary, periodic certification by examination for all pet
dog trainersCertification is one part of a process called credentialing.
It focuses specifically on the individual and is an indication of current
knowledge in a specialized area of practice.  Certification in pet dog
training is highly valued and provides formal recognition of basic pet dog
training knowledge.

Author:  Mary Green, CPDT-KA


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