Education, Certifications & Associations

 

WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU!

How a dog trainer is trained and tested is crucial in today's progressive society. There are currently no mandatory testing or registration requirements by organizations or governments in North America. This makes it difficult for the pet dog owner to find a qualified dog trainer that is best suited for what their dog truly needs right now! 

Dog training is not what you see on T.V. or You Tube  - well ok it does (a little), but it depend on who you are watching.  Most times you only see the beginning acute responses of a dog, a few steps in-between, and the after affects of the training being applied. You're not seeing the amount of time, the type of applications of training through out the behavior modification program or training sessions.

Any serious trainer holds certifications or is working towards professional and industry leading testing, inclusive to working with other dog trainers, behaviorists and veterinarians. Being a part of professional associations can also help the trainer keep up to date on industry standards, training methods, and so much more! 

Those seeking advice through social media platforms must be careful! Behavior is situational and your dog needs to be treated as an individual as each of its environment is different!  If one person is having potentially the same issue as you, this does not necessarily mean that this is your dogs issues and that the same steps in training should be taken.

Sometimes behaviors are quick to change for the better, some are more complex and require its due time to change.  Here's a quick note to help you - does your dog trainer thoroughly know and understand Canine Communication and all learning applications? Does their training methodology match yours? Do you connect with your trainer? What does your gut tell you?

Seeking a qualified professional will not only save you time, but money too!  A Win for you & A Win for your Dog!

What Does Tara Have?

THE EDUCATION

Tara has been trained and closed book tested by industry leaders, with requirements for continuing education to maintain credentials.

Applications are maintained and closely adhere to the L.I.M.A. policy and with a professional ethical code of conduct.

Her solid foundation means successful and safe set up for you!

Experience the Dogma Difference!
Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers Certification # 2154106

FEAR FREE CERTIFIED ANIMAL TRAINER
(FOR FELINES AND CANINES)Renewed for 2022!
THE ASSOCIATIONS
A.P.D.T. PROFESSIONAL MEMBER #  97136 

C.A.P.D.T. PROFESSIONAL MEMBER # 409

ANIMAL BUILDING BLOCKS ACADEMY
https://grishastewart.com/
(CURENTLY BEING REVAMPT BY GS!)
CANADIAN RED CROSS CERTIFIED
STANDARD FIRST AID - C CPR WITH AED
OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID -  OUT OF JURISDICTION (B.C.) CERTIFIED

2021 Continuing Education Working & Completed List

FEAR FREE PETS –  CONTINUING EDUCATION

Fear-free-trainers-partnering-with-veterinary-professionals

Proactive and Preventive Training

Understanding Medical Conditions

Infectious Conditions Trainers Need Know

Feline Destructive Scratching Solutions

Grisha Stewart Dog School

Common Behavior Problems: Reactivity

Raising Canine

Functional Assessment/Analysis: Putting the ABCs to Work in the Real World - Susan Friedman, PhD

C.A.P.D.T. EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

Developing Behavioural Momentum

Humane Hierarchy and LIMA

Currently Reading for CBCC-KA Exam

Handbook of Applied Dog Behaviour and Training, Volume two: Etiology and Assessment of Behaviour Problems - By S. Lindsay

AND

Inside Of A Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know - By A. Horowitz

ON ORDER: 

First Course in Applied Behavior Analysis  - By Paul Chance

DVD`s IN REVIEW:

Grisha Stewart Complete B.A.T. Series: Talk with Me; Walk With Me! ; Survival Skills; Problem Prevention in Puppies and Dogs; BAT 2.0 Set-Ups; BAT For Geeks

CONTINUTING EDUCATION FOR RECERTIFICATION TOTALS TO DATE
FOR CPDT-KSA

KNOWLEDGE ASSESSED: 12 CEU Received (24 CEU remaining)

SKILLS ASSESSED: 0 CEU Received (12 Remaining)

FOR FEAR FREE PETS

4 CEUs required annually - COMPLETED

FOR C.A.P.D.T

L.I.M.A  Compliant with 2 credits - COMPLETED

OTHER Cources FROM PREVIOUS RE-CERTIFICATION years

Recognizing Pain in Dogs - Michael Shikashio,

Defensive Handling - Michael Shikashio, CDBC & Trish McMillan Loehr, MSc, CDBC, CPDT-KA 

Body Language of Canine Play - Terry Ryan

C.A.T. Constructional Aggression Treatment - Jesus Rosales-Ruiz and Kellie Snider

T.A.P Dancing for Success- Precise, Purposeful, Efficient Training for Freestyle - Julie Flanery, CPDT-KA

Different Breeds Have Different Needs -Trish King 

Different Faces of Aggression - Trish King

CAMP R.E.W.A.R.D.S for Aggressive Dogs - Pam Dennison

Real Solutions to Canine Behaviour Problems - Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

Solving Fear and Aggression - Dr. Sophia Yin

Let The Games Begin - Terry Ryan

Reactivity - Emily Larlham

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