(click image to enlarge)Martin Deeley, a dog trainer based in Florida, has been training dogs for over 30 years. He has written three books on dog training. Deeley writes regularly for European and American magazines and has devised, directed and presented 13 training videos. Martin runs regular workshops and seminars for dog owners and trainers throughout Europe and America through his organizations International Gundog Workshops and the International School for Dog Trainers. Martin is recognized as an expert in the humane use of the modern electronic Remote Training Collars and is a co-founder, past president and executive director of The International Association of Canine Professionals.
The Certified Dog Trainer (CDT) Exam is intended to test an applicant’s basic level of skills to provide the general public with a standard of expectation. Passing the CDT exam provides recognition and approval from peer professionals within an internationally established organization. Upon passing the Exam, IACP shall confer the title of Certified Dog Trainer (CDT). The trainer who passes the CDT Exam shall be entitled to use the initials IACP CDT after his or her name provided that: he or she is an IACP member and adheres to the IACP Code of Conduct.
(click image to enlarge)The Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.
(click image to enlarge)Remote Electronic Training Collar – The aim of the workshop is to provide a basic understanding of the operation of the electronic remote trainer and its application as a training and behavior modification “tool”. There will be emphasis on the humane practical use of the remote trainer, its introduction and application.
(click image to enlarge)This is a 4 day workshop taught by Heather Beck. Topics include leash work, indoor socials, structured daycare, dog behavior, dog assessments, and much more!
The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANINE PROFESSIONALS is dedicated to the education, development and support of dog training professional world-wide. The IACP provides a community where experienced dog trainers mentor, guide and cultivate members to their full potential. Our commitment to the highest quality training increases our members’ skills and abilities, develops professional recognition and improves communication on training best practices. We support our members’ rights to properly use and promote effective, humane training tools and methods to create success for each dog and owner, while expanding the understanding and cooperation among canine professionals and dog owners across the full spectrum of the canine industry.
In achieving these aims through education and training, the IACP works actively to reduce cruelty and abuse to canine partners.
(click image to enlarge)With over 12 years of dog training experience, Lori Shanks has extensive experience with a variety of dog training venues. Her experience ranges from rehabilitation work with shelters and rescues to Service Dogs. Her expertise and passion lies with training dogs for Service work, Scent Detection, and basic manners.
(click image to enlarge)Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.
Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services is the South Bay’s oldest all-volunteer organization devoted to bringing the healing power of animals to those less fortunate in our community. The Furry Friends mission is to consistently facilitate delivery of the love and affection of our volunteers and their pets. We enhance the lives and touch the hearts of people with special needs.