- 300 proven hours of dog training experience
- 3 reference letters: From a fellow trainer, a veterinarian, and a client
- A minimum of 75% on a very extensive examination
- Adherence to strict ethical guidelines for: treatment of animals, business practices, and customer service
- Proof of ongoing education for at least 3 years.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
It used to be that dog training was an unregulated industry. Like many dog trainers in
To acheive my CTDI certification I had to take a course and pass a practical skill exam.
It occured to me that there are still people out there hiring unqualified trainers who rely on discounting the value of CCPDT-KA Certification to attempt to convince potential clients that they should employ them. When a client hires a trainer they are trusting that trainer to provide training that will make the dog a safe and functional family member. Hiring an uncertified, unproven dog trainer who openly discounts the value of CCPDT certification is hiring someone who is at best, ignorant and at worst dishonest.
Our dogs are family members who deserve to have qualified professionals involved in their care. We would never consider hiring a veterinarian, teacher, dog groomer, or any other professional who had never passed an exam to acheive certification with a recognized body. Dog training is no longer an unregulated industry; however, there is still no way to stop unqualified people from calling themselves dog trainers. In the end, hiring an uncertified trainer is every bit like playing Russian Roulette with your ongoing relationship with your dog as well as with your dog's life. Who would do that?
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Lynne Fedorick, CPDT-KA, CTDI has been training dogs professionally since 1995 and has earned certification with the Council of Professional Dog Trainers. Lynne's own four dogs , Esta, Earl, Alice and Jolene came from various rescues. As a professional trick dog trainer, Lynne has a trick dog team called the Go Dog Go! All Stars Trick Dog Team. They perform at local events and charitable functions. Lynne also has a trained ferret, and 6 friendly little goats who help her to keep the Go Dog Go Resort well groomed and spectacular. Lynne says "My goal as a trainer is to show people how much fun and rewarding training can be using quick, scientifically proven positive training methods. People are always so surprised how easy it is to teach their dogs awesome foundation skills like a great recall, or to walk nicely on a leash. Usually they are thrilled when they learn their dog can also do amazing tricks or useful things like carrying the mail home, or finding the remote control for the TV." Lynne enjoys giving back to the community and helping people and in her spare time she is a volunteer firefighter and first responder with the Oyster River Fire Department.