PPAB offers the only Accredited Training Technician and Professional Canine Trainer  certification for professionals who believe there is no place for shock, choke, prong, fear or intimidation in canine training and behavior practices. 

PPAB also offers the only psychometrically developed examination for Training & Behavior Consultants who also support  these humane and scientific practices





Have a look at what you will need to submit to ensure you meet our Credential Standards


Choose Your Level!

Canine Training Technician - (Accredited) (CTT-A)


Professional Canine Trainer (Accredited) (PCT-A) 


Professional Canine Behavior Consultant (Accredited) (PCBC-A) 


Canine Training Technician -  A definition

Dictionaries define the word technician in several ways.  “A person skilled in the technique of an art or craft” or “An expert in the practical application of science”.  We define a Canine Training Technician (Accredited) as “a technician skilled in the application of science and artistic endeavor who delivers results through the development of mutually respectful, caring relationships”. Canine Training Technicians work primarily on teaching  pet dog manners and work or are employed alongside a Professional Canine Trainer.  

 Professional Canine Trainer -   A definition

Dictionaries define the word Trainer in several ways.  PPAB defines a dog trainer as a professional that teaches obedience classes, day training, private training sessions, board and train programs and focuses primarily on pet dog skills and manners. We define a Canine Trainer (Accredited) as “a training professional skilled in the application of science and artistic endeavor who delivers results through the development of mutually respectful, caring relationships”. 

Professional Canine Behavior Consultant -  A definition  

Dictionaries define the word Consultant in several ways.  PPAB defines a Consultant as a professional who undertakes consultations and focuses primarily on modifying behavior problems that are elicited by emotions. Consultants are also professional dog trainers that can competently teach   obedience classes, day training, private training sessions, board and train programs that focus on  pet dog skills and manners.  Consultants are also behavior and training professionals skilled in the application of science and artistic endeavor who delivers results through the development of mutually respectful, caring relationships”.

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