Peaceable Paws is offering one full scholarship (value $1500) for each of our four Level 1 Academies held in Fairplay, Maryland. Applicants must be presently working in a paid position at an animal shelter (non-profit or municipal) or 501(c)3 rescue group or be currently volunteering at a shelter or rescue group a minimum of 4 hours per week, and have volunteered for at least one year. Scholarship winners are responsible for their own transportation, meals and lodging. For an application, email firstname.lastname@example.org with 2017 Scholarship in the subject line.
Peaceable Paws' mission is to foster harmony between the human and non-human animals of our world through dog training and animal behavior consultation services and seminars; consulting services for animal protection organizations; and writings that support and promote a philosophy of respect for life.
Our training methods incorporate a strong commitment to positive reinforcement and reward in place of old-fashioned coercion and use of force. To sign up for an upcoming class, print, fill out and mail in the registration form on the class schedule page along with your check, or call for more information on classes, workshops and seminars, lectures, play groups, or pet behavior consultation and modification services
FEATURED CLASSES AND EVENTS
Pat Miller Certified Trainer Requirements
PMCT1 - Must have successfully completed at least three academies, two of which must be Level 1 Basic Training and Behavior and Level 2 Behavior Modification
PMCT2 - Must have successfully completed at least four academies, three of which must be Level 1 Basic Training and Behavior, Level 2 Behavior Modification, and Level 3 Advanced Training and Behavior Study. In addition, beginning January of 2012, all PMCT2s must actively participate in the PMCT2/3 yahoogroups list; submit at least one approved behavior case analysis per year; and 30 CEUs every 3 years. PPaws will accept CCPDT-approved CEUs, and you may also submit other events for approval.
PMCT3 - Must have successfully completed five academies, including all requirements for PMCT2, and attended a 1-week Private Intern Program with Pat Miller or, alternatively, complete the Level 1 Peaceable Paws Apprenticeship.
Effective August 1, 2011, Peaceable Paws is no longer accepting other programs as acceptable alternatives for our Level 1 program, nor are we offering the option to "test out" of Level 1.
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