• Your dog deserves trustworthy, professional training from a CPDT Dog Trainer.

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    Lynne Fedorick is commited to excellence in both dog training and customer service.  Our customers experience dog training in a whole new light, and finish our programs with a well mannered dog that they can be proud of.  Lynne is proud to be the only  certified dog trainer in Black Creek, BC, having passed rigorous examinations and requirements in order to attain Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers Knowledge Assessed assurance of excellence.     

    The CCPDT is a proud member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). ICE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing educational, networking and advocacy resources for the credentialing community. ICE’s accrediting body, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), evaluates certification organizations for compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. The CCPDT supports the mission of ICE and strives to meet or exceed the NCCA standards for its own credentialing processes and decisions.

    The CCPDT is the ONLY independent certification organization for dog trainers in North America.  This means is a CPDT certified trainer has an excellent base of knowledge and is able to effectively train dogs and can help with virtually any dog behaviour problem, using a humane and scientifically proven approach.

    Keeping up with the latest contemporary dog training techniques demands attendance at many dog training courses and seminars.  Lynne continues her dog training and behaviour education and has studied with:

    • Dr.Richard Meen
    • Douglas Jack
    • John Menzies
    • Dr.Ilana Reisner
    • Dr. Jack Halip
    • Dr. Andrew Luescher
    • Dr. Nicholas Dodman
    • Dr. Wayne Hunthausen
    • Dr. Donal McKeown
    • Dr. Gary Landsberg
    • Dr. R.K.Anderson
    • Dr. Karen Overall
    • Dr. Amy Marder
    • Dr. John Wright
    • Dr. Peter Neville
    • Dr. Ian Dunbar
    • Kyra Sundance
    • Dr. Michael Foximage003
    • Dr. Adam Miklosi

    **Attendance certificates for workshops and seminars are NOT accrediations, but are given to all attendees as a gesture of gratidude by the instructors for attendance.


     How to Choose an Animal Training & Behavior Professional

    Hiring a dog trainer can be a difficult task.  Most dog owners don’t hire a dog trainer until a behaviour problem shows up, and may not be aware of the requirements to achieve recognized credentials in the dog training industry.  The truth is, the guidance of a ceritfied professional dog trainer from before you get your puppy can help you to avoid behaviour problems such as aggression, separation anxiety, unruliness, destructive behaviour etc.  How do you tell which trainer is going to be the best match for you and your dog?

    1) Recognized Certification:   Whille dog trainers don’t have to be officially certified to train dogs, some dog trainers met CPDT certification requirements to assure our clients that they can rely on our dedication to providing quality service.  Some trainers claim that workshop attendance certificates are accreditation.  These certificates are given to everyone who registers at a workshop regardless of their performance.  Why start a relationship with someone who is untruthful from the start?

    2) Most good trainers will speak to you over the phone, gathering information before they meet with you, and should not charge you anything for doing this.  If a dog trainer tries to charge you for an initial phone consultation, hang up and try someone else.

    3) No dog trainer should guarantee good results, every time.  The dog is a sentient living being and will have a miriad of reactions to any training plan.  You will be a factor in how well a training plan works.

    4) If you find someone that you think will work, meet with them and take note:  They should have a professional appearance and be polite and courteous, including arriving on time.

    5) Dog trainers should be affiliated with a professional group such as the Pet Professional Guild and the Association for Professional Dog Trainers.

    6)  Dog trainers should carry insurance.

    7)  Ask the trainer what he knows about your particular breed.  Trainers should have a good working knowledge of many breeds.

    8) Ask what tools the trainer uses and about methods.  Keep your dog safely away from trainers who speak about dominance and pack behaviour, mother dogs etc.  Also unless you are into having a dog that obeys only because something bad will happen when he doesn’t get it right, avoid hiring a trainer who relies on training collars, electronic devices, throw chains, shake cans, etc.  A good trainer knows that such items are unnecessary and can harm the training process.

    9)  Ask if the trainer has their own dogs.  If they do, meet the dogs.  Don’t expect them to be perfect, but they should at least not be fearful, or even worse, aggressive to dogs or humans.

    10) Check out Better Business Bureau reviews.  What is the trainers rating?

     

     

     

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