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This discussion group is for Certified Pet Dog Trainers. The purpose of this group is to provide a forum for an open exchange of training ideas among CPDTs. In upholding the standards for a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, members are will exhibit professional and respectful behavior during discussions and toward each other.

Please direct inquiries regarding CCPDT policies and business to: management@ccpdt.org.

The Mission Statement of the CCPDT:
The Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers serves to establish and maintain a recognized level of competence in dog training by certifying professional trainers through criteria based on continuing education, experience, and standardized testing. Through this standardized certification process, the vocation of pet dog training will attain a recognized level of professional excellence worldwide.

The Guiding Principles of the CCPDT:
•To develop a recognized standard of proficiency and scientific exactitude in the profession of pet dog trainers through an independent, not for profit certification process of standardized testing.
•To maintain a certification test that is independent of commercial influence, statistically validated, and updated annually based on current science as drawn from recognized academic and professional experts.
•To recognize training experience as valid, functional criteria relevant to the certification process.
•To encourage growth in and currency of knowledge in the field and thus foster a link in the community of trainers and academics.
•To benefit animal and human welfare by promoting training strategies methods supported by current scientific research.
•To protect and promote the CPDT designation as the publicly recognized credential of trainers committed to experience, education and professional excellence.

Group Information

  • 289
  • Testing
  • Oct 29, 2001
  • English

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