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

Please note, until further notice, the criteria has been amended for "Coaching Videos" for each of the three Accreditation levels. The updated criteria can be found in this supplemental guide. This is due to social distancing and the inability to hold in person coaching sessions. 

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The Credentialing Process for Professional Canine Behavior Consultant PCBC-A

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”.

This is a highly rigorous program that contains five sections of competency. Please download the Application Manual & Study Guide for more information. 

            Section I                      Knowledge Base Assessment

            Section II                     Basic Training Skills Videos

            Section III                    Creating a Positive Conditioned Emotional Response Video

            Section IV                    Running Training Class Videos

            Section V                     Case Studies x 4

            Renewal                       Every 24 months. Renewal fee and 20 CEUs required 

Download the PCBC-A  Application Manual and Study Guide

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