Season’s Greetings

My Wish-List for You in 2021:

Spend quality time with quality friends
Discover new and fun activities (and toys)
Bring joy and laughter to others
Play games together with your dog(s)

This Dog Trainer is Certifiable – Officially!

Often when someone says that a person is “certifiable” they are referring to their mental state. Other ways of saying it are “nuts” or “crazy”. While that may be true (I’m kind of obsessed with sciencey animal training stuff), today I’m talking about a real certification. 😉

This week I gained my Certified Professional Animal Trainer – Knowledge Assessed qualification through the International Animal Trainers Certification Board.  I’m very proud of the self-directed study I put in to get ready for the three hour examination. I’m glad I put the time in – there were a few curly ones in the 200 questions I had to answer!

I’m pleased to have a new post nomial too. Verified proof that I know stuff. 😀

 

More Dog Training Conference!

Geek Week finished over the weekend. It was 5 days of ’round the clock online presentations, with lots of high level animal training information. In other words, animal training nerd brain feast. 🙂

I’ll be catching up on presentation recordings over the next couple of weeks!

Dog Training Conference Season!

Today is the start of a lot of continuing education and networking for this little dog trainer. One of the blessings of the COVID 19 pandemic is that I don’t need to take time off, and I don’t need to dip into my savings for airfares and accommodation.

Check out the conference topics if you’re curious!

The best part is that I can “take” my dog with me. We’ll be on the couch if you need us. 🙂