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
The Credentialing Process for Professional Canine Trainer PCT-A
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”.
The Professional Canine Trainer (Accredited) assessment is divided into four sections.
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
Renewal Every 24 months. Renewal fee and 20 CEUs required
Download the PCT-A Application Manual and Study Guide