Stand (or sit, or stay) out in the crowd this holiday season


By Yvonne Ferguson, CPDT-KSA With Thanksgiving over and the colder winter months upon us, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season—and what you can do for your clients to show them your appreciation. It also places you in the forefront of their minds the next time they’re ‘talking dog’ with another dog owner […]

Read More...

Enrichment for Dogs: What’s the Endgame?


by Matt Tuzzo, CTC, CPDT-KA and Angela Tuzzo The word “enrichment” is thrown around by dog professionals constantly, especially among force-free trainers. For many clients, the word has become synonymous with others that they hear all the time – words like mental stimulation, exercise, and activity – all of which represent ways of enriching a […]

Read More...

Inform, Inspire & Engage: How Your First Lesson Can Set the Tone for Your Group Classes


By Melinda Schiller, CPDT-KA People take group dog training classes for a variety of reasons. Students may have just adopted a dog and want to start off on the right foot, or perhaps they have a behavior or manners issue they want to deal with. Maybe they want to have some fun with their dog […]

Read More...

UPDATE! New CCPDT Certificant Benefits


We are very excited to announce another great Certificant Benefit that has been added to your Certificant Benefits Program! CCPDT would like to welcome SnuffleMutt as a new Certificant Benefit. The SnuffleMutt snuffle mat is an interactive work-to-eat dog toy, providing mental stimulation, enrichment and entertainment for dogs. They can sniff, search and snuffle their […]

Read More...