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Dog Training Certification

Until the creation of the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers in 2001, there was no nationally available certification process for dog trainers. The CCPDT’s certification program is the first national certification for dog trainers. Many schools teach dog trainers and offer certification for their specific programs. These certificates, therefore,

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Therapy Dog Training

Therapy dog training is a method of training dogs to provide affection and comfort to people in places including: • hospitals• retirement homes• nursing homes• mental institutions• schools• disaster areas The idea behind therapy dog training is often most given credit to discovery by Elaine Smith, an American nurse who noticed how well patients

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