Q. What are your Dog Trainer and Dog Walker credentials
A. CPDT-KA, ABCDT, Pet CPR and First Aid Certified
Q. What does it mean to be certified by CCPDT
A. This certification is given by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers which is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession. The CCPDT has developed a rigorous exam to demonstrate mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices. Thousands of dog training professionals around the world maintain the CCPDT’s certifications as a mark of high professional distinction. CAPPDT members must adhere to a specific code of ethics.
Please visit http://www.ccpdt.org for more information
Q. Does your Dog Trainer or Dog Walker have any additional training?
Q. What do the letters CAPPDT mean?
A. The Canadian Association of Poffesional Pet Dog Trainers. FLOPPS is a member of CAPPDT. As a member we agree to practice dog-friendly and humane training techniques. Please go to www.cappdt.ca for more information.
Q. What do the letters CPDT-KA mean?
A. Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed. This certification is given by the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers and is recognized world wide. This means our trainer has completed many hours as an instructor, volunteered training dogs and passed a rigorous dog training exam. In order to keep this designation our trainer must attend continuing education courses taught by leaders in the field. Our trainer has chosen to pursue the CPTD-KA designation because of it’s code of ethics, scientifically proven dog training techniques and level of professionalism that comes with continuing my education, keeping her skills cutting edge.
Please visit http://www.ccpdt.org for more information.
Q. What do the letters ABCDT mean?
Animal Behaviour College Dog Trainer
Q. What is Animal Behaviour College (ABC)?
A. Animal Behavior College is a school that teaches people how to become dog trainers. Our dog trainer is certified through ABC and learned how to strengthen the human-animal bond through positive-based, dog training techniques.
Q. Is FLOPPS a Alberta Force Free Alliance Member?
Q. What does it mean to be a member of the Alberta Force Free Alliance ?
A. FLOPPS and staff will have completed a science based course/testing from: ADBC/CBPT-KA (Knowledge Assessed) or SA (Skills Assessed). K9 Misfits (CBTMP), Edmonton Humane Society (DBTMC), CPDT-KA, CBCCKA, Karen Pryor Academy, Jean Donaldson Academy or other equivalent programs as approved by the AFFA. In some cases, trainers who are unkown to the AFFA may be required to complete the AFFA's 1/2 seminar "Why Force Free?" prior to final approval.
We do not force the dog into learning by pushing, scruffing, flooding, yanking or anything that causes the dog to learn by being uncomfortable.
We do not sell or recommend or use aversive devices such as air correctors, vibration, prong or shock collars, shock mats or any devices which emit citronella or ultra sonic or high pitched sounds or shock to deter or teach behaviours.
Devices such as the haltis or martingales are taught properly so as to be fitted humanely and create a positive relationship with the equipment.