Dog training is an unregulated industry with no licensing requirements or regulatory oversight. How, then, do dog owners go about choosing a professional trainer who has met strict education and experience requirements? One way is to look for independent certification.

Seven Acres trainers are certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), the only independent testing and certification organization for the dog training profession.

The Meaning of Certification

As certified trainers, all Seven Acres trainers have:

  • Passed several rigorous exams that test dog-training skills and knowledge
  • Signed a strict Code of Ethics for personal and business conduct
  • A proven commitment to continuing education and professional development
  • A proven commitment to enhancing the dog training profession

What Is The CCPDT?

The CCPDT is an independent, nonprofit credentialing organization. Its sole purpose is to assess, test, and evaluate dog training and behavior professionals through a set of standardized tests—the organization is not affiliated with any outside interests or schools of thought.

Thousands of dog trainers worldwide maintain the CCPDT’s certifications to demonstrate their mastery of humane, science-based dog training practices. Learn more about the CCPDT.