2015 Scholarships Available L1 Intern Academy, Canine Behavior and Training.
Employees of and volunteers with municipal animal care and control programs and 501(c)3 shelters and rescue groups are eligible to apply for a full tuition scholarship (value $1300) for our three Level 1 Academies in 2015. Scholarship winners are responsible for their own travel, meals and lodging. For more information, send an e-mail to: email@example.com with the words “Scholarship information” in the Subject line. Application deadline: 12/31/14.
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.
Sean Howard, PMCT Up with Pup Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4J 1K2 firstname.lastname@example.org www.upwithpup.com 647-272-9361 Serving Toronto, Canada and surrounding areas. Canada's first and only PMCT!
Our goal: At Up with Pup we work every day to foster better communication and understanding between species.
How we do it: We use positive, reinforcement-based training and customized behaviour modification programs to create rewarding relationships between each of us and our companion animals. If you are looking for a truly dog friendly approach to dealing with behavioural issus or just to teach basic good manners to your dog (whatever his or her age), then you are in the right place.
Hedda Garland, CPDT-KA, PMCT-2 School of Dogs, LLC Washington, DC 20016 email@example.com www.schoolofdogs.com 202-363-2310 Serving Washington DC & Northern Montgomery County.
Offering in-home training, behavioral consultations assistance dog training, basic manners and behavior modification.
Estie Dallett, JD, PMCT-3, Member APDT Civil Dogobedience, LLC Washington, DC 20015 firstname.lastname@example.org (202) 297-3038 Serving: Metro DC; Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Silver Spring, MD. Offering: Positively rewarding social response ability. In-home and out-and-about training and behavior modification, with one-on-one coaching, so you can bring out the best in your family dog or puppy. Also offering pre-adoption counseling, puppy socialization, adolescent adjustment, life-skill set-ups, tricks training, and other personalized programs.
Jenny Schneider, CPDT-KA, PMCT Camp Canine USA, LLC BM, INSTR Cumming, GA 30041 email@example.com www.campcanineusa.com (404) 642-4419 Offering: Family dog training. Basic manners. Clicker training. Dog-friendly, reward-based methods. Behavior counseling. Private instruction. In-home consultations. Beginner & Intermediate classes. Puppy socialization and early learning classes. Small, intimate class settings.
Laura Dorfman, CPDT-KA, PMCT kona's touch, inc. Chicago, IL firstname.lastname@example.org www.konastouch.com 847-204-7100 Serving: Chicago and the North Shore. Offering: Positive, peaceful, in-home private lessons, consultations. Puppy and dog training, good manners and behavior issues, Agility, exercise options, aging issues.
Bob Ryder, CPDT-KA, PMCT, APDT Pawsitive Transformations Bloomington, IL 61761 email@example.com www.pawstrans.com (309) 530-1963 Bloomington/Normal, IL and surrounding McLean County, IL.
Services include private training to help your dog or puppy with good manners, as well as behavior modification for anxiety and aggression issues.
Leslie McGavin-Clifton, CPDT-KA, PMCT, AKC CGC Look What I Can Do! Dog Training Elkton, MD firstname.lastname@example.org www.lookwhaticandodogtraining.com 443-350-6820 A business dedicated to teaching the family pet good manners with safe and humane methods of clicker training and positive reinforcement. Instruction is human friendly, too! Private and group lessons available, as well as behavior modification for common behavioral problems. Serving communities within a 25-mile radius of Calvert area of Cecil County, MD. Further travel entails gas mileage fees
Kim Yocklin, CPDT-KA, PMCT Canine Character, LLC Frederick, MD 21701 email@example.com www.caninecharacter.com 301-639-6536 Serving Frederick, MD.
At Canine Character, we are committed to using only gentle, dog-friendly techniques to solve even the most challenging behavior issues. We combine an understanding of canine behavior with scientifically based training techniques to get results reliable enough for canine athletes, working dogs and, of course, family pets.Classes and consultations available.
Sabine Hentrich, CPDT-KA, PMCT Four Positive Paws, LLC Greenbelt, MD 20770 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fourpositivepaws.com (301) 580-0988 Private in-home lessons as well as in-home day school and board and train in Prince George's, Montgomery, and Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland.
Karol Kennedy, CPDT-KA, PMCT-2 B PWSITV: Training for Pups and Their People Hagerstown, MD 21742 email@example.com www.bpwsitv.com 703-409-1926 Serving: Washington County and adjoining areas.
in-home training, basic good manners classes and behavior modification. Pet walks and pet sitting for clients dogs, absent owner training available.
Susan Sarubin, CPDT-KA, PMCT2 Pawsitive Fit LLC BM Easton, MD 21601 firstname.lastname@example.org pawsitivefit.com 410-200-0091 Serving Easton and vicinity. Offering in home, private training for people and dogs. Good Manners training, Behavior Consultations and pre-adoption counseling.
Beth Joy, PMCT Baltimore/Woodstock, MD 21163 email@example.com www.unleashedjoy.com 410-404-6492 Service areas: Baltiomre city, Baltimore County, Harold County, Carroll County and the surrounding areas. Improving the relationship between you and your dog through better communication. We use only positive techniques scientifically proven to work. We do not use or support use of shock, choke, or prong collars or any thing that may be aversive to your dog.
Katie Ervin, CPDT-KA, PMCT 4-Legged Friends Pet Services, LLC Hagerstown, MD 21742 firstname.lastname@example.org 4-LeggedFriendsPetServices.com 301-791-3780 Serving Hagerstown MD and surrounding areas.
Good Manners Training and behavior modification for puppies and adult dogs in your home. 4-Legged Friends Pet Services, LLC is committed to scientific, reward-based methods that are effective and dog friendly. Dog Walking Services also available.
Jessica Miller, PMCT Go Pawsitive, LLC Clear Spring, MD 21722 email@example.com www.gopawsitive.com 301-582-9420 Will travel to: Washington Co. MD, Berkeley & Morgan Counties in WV.
Offering positive-reinforcement based (reward focused) Good Manners & registered K9 Nose Work® training for adult dogs and puppies, along with some behavior modification services. Early sport preparation training for Rally, Obedience, Agility and Freestyle, using force-free methods. Providing one-on-one in-home training packages, day-training packages and on-site training at our farm in Clear Spring. Also providing pre-adoption counseling services for families planning on acquiring puppies or adult dogs from shelters, rescues or quality breeders. K9 Nose Work® classes (offered via Peaceable Paws, LLC), private coaching and trial preparation and Nose Work Fun Days from an Associate Nose Work instructor registered with the NACSW.
Tanzi Craig, PMCT Dog Crazy Lady Owings Mills, MD 21117 dogcrazylady.com 4436131994
Lisa Waggoner, CPDT-KA, PMCT-2 Cold Nose College Murphy, NC 28906 Lisa@ColdNoseCollege.com www.coldnosecollege.com 828-644-9148 Specializing in effective, reward-based clicker training for the family dog to help them become well-behaved companions and family members. Offering in-home training, small group classes, and behavior modification within the tri-state area of North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee.
Valerie Balwanz, PMCT. CDPT 1371 Lower Ferry Rd Ewing, NJ 22940 firstname.lastname@example.org (434) 806-7797 Private in-home training for good manners and behavior modification using positive reinforcement based clicker training.
Christine Danker, CPDT-KA, PMCT3, KPA-CTP Hemlock Hollow, LLC Slingerlands, NY email@example.com www.hemlockhollowdogtraining.com 518-495-7387 At Hemlock Hollow we believe that all animals should be treated with respect and kindness. Training should be fun and a journey the entire family should enjoy towards having a wonderful family companion for years to come. All training is taught with gentle methods and positive reinforcement. In-home consultations and classes for basic manners, training for the breed ring, obedience/rally offered. Private consultations are available for behavioral issues.
Jolanta Benal, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, PMCT-2 Brooklyn, NY 11218 firstname.lastname@example.org dogtrainer.quickanddirtytips.com 718-499-1551 Serving Brooklyn and Manhattan
Offering private, in-home manners training and behavior modification as well as help in raising a puppy or choosing a dog to adopt.
Jenny Chun, CPDT-KA, PMCT-2 Give Paw Dog Training Brooklyn, NY 11215 email@example.com givepaw.com 347-393-9162 Serving New York City
In home consultations (manners training and behavior consultations; specializing in helping newly adopted dogs integrate into their new homes
Leigh Sansone, CPDT-KA, PMCT, CGC Ruff Customers Dog Training New York, NY 10025 Leigh@RuffCustomers.com www.RuffCustomers.com 234-PLAY-RUFF (234) 752-9783 Serving metro New York City. Ruff Customers offers in-home puppy socialization to advanced manners training. We handle fear and aggression cases using modern, gentle, effective methods, such as Constructional Aggression Treatment (C.A.T.) and Desensitization & Counter-Conditioning.
Viviane Arzoumanian, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, PMCT-2 Pumpkinpups Dog Training Brooklyn, NY 11218 firstname.lastname@example.org pumpkinpups.com 917-476-8315 Serving all of Brooklyn. Parts of Queens and Manhattan
In-home good manners training and behavior consultations for puppies and adult dogs. Science based, time tested, gentle methods only. Crate training, house training, good manners, separation anxiety, fearful dogs, reactivity and aggression toward other dogs, human aggression cases considered on a case-by-case basis.
Rikke Brogaard, CPDT, PMCT-2 Rikke B Dog Training Brooklyn, NY 11205 email@example.com www.rikkebdogtraining.com 917-821-6752 Serving: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan
Positive dog training and behavior consultations, in-home training, dog and kid dynamic.
Jeanne Klink, PMCT, Member APDT Sow Pawsitive Pet Services Meyersdale, PA firstname.lastname@example.org 814-233-1980 Serving Somerset County, PA.
Offering private and group good manners training for puppies and adult dogs. Helping families train the family dog with positive reinforcement and clicker training methods that are both fun and effective. Trick classes also available.
Home style, kennel free puppy and dog boarding.
Small classes (5 to 6) dogs
Melinda Berger, CPDT-KA, PMCT, CDBC Dream Dogs, LLC Newton, PA 18940 email@example.com dreamdogsonline.com 215-906-9229 Serving: Bucks County PA & surrounding area.
Offering Home school, in-home consultations and behavior consultations.
Heather Smith, PMCT All 4 Paws Dog Training 164 Mount Union Road Fayetteville, PA 17222 firstname.lastname@example.org www.all4pawsdogtraining.com (717) 360-2106 Serving Franklin County and Adam County, PA.
Providing private and semi-private in-home good manners training, behavior consultations, pre-adoption counseling, and assessments.
C.C. Casale, PMCT, APDT SouthPaw Pet Care Charleston, SC 29464 email@example.com www.southpaw-petcare.com 843-819-6633 Serving: Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island
Daniel Island, Downtown Charleston, North Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Folly Beach.
Private Lessons, Day Training, Walkies, Exercise, Pre-Pet Consults & Behavioral Assessments. First Aid & CPR Certified. 20+ years experience including grooming and extensive rescue work. Group classes added soon.
AnnMarie Easton, CPDT-KA, PMCT Pawsitive Companionship, LLC Memphis, TN 38111 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pawscompanion.com 901-481-4145 Serving Memphis & Shelby County TN & DeSoto County MS.
Dog training that is reward based and fun for both the family and the dog. Offering small group classes including puppy socialization, basic & intermediate manners. AKC CGC preparation & testing. Also providing in-home training and behavior modification.
Elizabeth (Beth) Brock, PMCT Fetching Manners Harrison (Chattanooga), TN 37341 email@example.com (423) 802-2189 Servicing: Chattanooga, TN & the surrounding Tri-State (TN/GA/AL). Obtain a better understanding of what your dog is telling you, & learn how to communicate effectively with your dog. Offering 1-on-1 in-home training (group classes soon) in both puppy & adult good manners & more! Specializing in helping you train your fearful/reactive dog.
Kim Miller, PMCT Hamilton, VA 20158 firstname.lastname@example.org 540.338.7496 Serving: Loudoun County, Virginia and surrounding areas.
offering private in-home training, small classes and behavior consultations. All training taught using gentle, compassionate and positive reward based techniques. Our focus is to provide fun and friendly training that will enhance the human animal bond.
Christine Bennett, PMCT Muddy Paws Pet Store Norfolk, VA 23503 email@example.com 540-222-2892 Good Manners and Family Dog training using positive reinforcement methods. Group classes and private training.
Melissa M Chow, CPDT-KA, PMCT Paws of Change Training and Behavior Fredericksburg, VA 22407 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pawsofchange.com 703-586-2615 Serving: Northern and Central VA.
Good Manners Training, Group Classes, Puppy Training, Private In-home Training, Behavior Training and Rescue Training.
Marnie M Montgomery, PMCT2 Joyful Dog LLC Leesburg, VA 20176 email@example.com www.joyfuldogllc.com 703-554-2384 Serving: Loudon VA., Western Fairfax VA., and Montgomery County, MD.
Private in-home training for Good Manners and Behavior Modification using positively rewarding techniques. Also offering Tellington TTouch.
Lisa Marino, CPDT-KA, PMCT, ABCDT Head of the Class Dog Training, LLC Winchester, VA 22602 firstname.lastname@example.org www.headoftheclassdogtrainingllc.com (414) 881-0779 Serving: Winchester, VA and surrounding area.
Teaching your dog humanely and gently the expectations and social skills needed to navigate its human world successfully, all while having fun!
Offering: Puppy Kindergarten, Basic K-9 Social Skills 1 & 2, CGC/Star Puppy, APDT "My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S." testing, Pet Partner Therapy Dog and more.
Barbara Tran, CPDT-KA, PMCT See Spot Shine, LLC Pownal, VT 05261 email@example.com www.SeeSpotShine.com 413-884-4992 Service Area: Vermont-Massachusetts-New York tri-state area.
Services: Science-based for results, gentle for your and your dog's well-being. Classes and in-home consultations.
Mary Eidukevicius, PMCT, APDT Harpers Ferry, WV 25425